Step 3: VALIDATE PROFILE IS COMPLETE
Michael John Curtis
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiology
Angioplasty
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Disease
Cardiology
General Cardiology
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SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Foothills Medical Centre
Peter Lougheed Centre
Rockyview General Hospital
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 403-521-2227 Ext 3
Fax: 403-283-6360

NOTES


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This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY FMC CARDIAC FUNCTION CL
Area 6a Health Sciences Centre 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-5900 Fax: 403-283-7061
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Clinic is dedicated to the management of heart failure patients who have complex care needs.
The Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the support of Heart Failure (HF) patients who have complex care needs that require close monitoring and/or medication optimization .
Care offered includes ongoing physical assessment, management of medical and non-pharmacological treatments, and patient teaching regarding diet, lifestyle and medication management.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.
URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

Non-Connect Care Users: Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile.

Connect Care Users: Use ‘Outgoing’ referral class on the Ambulatory Referral Order in Connect Care.
Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

Non-Connect Care Users: Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile.

Connect Care Users: Use ‘Outgoing’ referral class on the Ambulatory Referral Order in Connect Care.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for either:
  • Optimization Track: Medication titration of evidence based HF medications only. (Following medication titration, patient will be immediately discharged from the CFC to the care of the primary cardiologist or the primary care giver).
  • Care Track: Ongoing management of HF care in clinic until meeting discharge criteria.
5. Be 18 years or older.
6. Patient/Agent is aware and agreeable to be seen and cared for in the CFC and be able to physically attend appointments on a regular basis.

For special cases outside of eligibility criteria, direct discussion between the accepting primary cardiologist and the medical director of the specific CFC should take place. Referral will be accepted if in agreement by both parties.
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REFERRAL PHONE
403-944-5900
REFERRAL FAX
403-283-7061
PHONE
403-944-5900
FAX
403-283-7061
LINKED SPECIALISTS

REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Urgent Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • progressive HF and/or decompensated HF
  • new diagnosis of HF, unstable, decompensated
  • new progression to NYHA IV, AHA/ACC stage D
  • post myocaridal infarction HF
  • post hospitalization or ER visit for HF
  • HF with severe valvular heart disease

Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • new diagnosis of HF, stable, compensated
  • HF with mild to moderate or NYHA II/III symptoms
  • worsening HF with therapy
  • mild symptoms with valvular heart disease, renal disease or hypotension
  • chronic HF disease management NYHA II
  • NYHA FC I symptoms, structural heart disease without symptoms of HF (AHA/ACC stage B)
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Exclusion Criteria/Ineligibilty:   
  • Does not have a confirmed diagnosis of HF
  • Referrals for a second opinion or advanced HF specialist assessemnt
  • Does not have symptoms of HF
  • Patient's primary cardiologist does not follow within the CFC
  • Does not have a primary cardiologist
  • Unable to physically attend the CFC on a regular basis
  • Not willing to adhere to Patient/Clinic roles
  • Patients followed by another program
  • Known history documented abuse of staff and for whom an accepted risk mitigation plan is not in place.


Patients who are not eligible for the CFC may be considered for referral to:
  • Cardiac Navigation
  • Referral to Alberta Healthy Living Program (Dietary Consult and/or Exercise)
  • Primary Cardiologist
  • Internist/GIM clinic 
  • Community paramedics
  • Access to AHS website myhealth.alberta and search heart failure for educational literature
  • Referral to Home Care Heart Failure Team (only within Calgary Zone city limits)
If requested by the referrer, the Medical Director of the CFC at any site may on request, review the  referral to suggest best available alternative.
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 7 calendar days.
 
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


DIRECTIONS
Located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.  
Located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.  
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. Public parking is available on the Skyline (second level at grade) and Mountain levels (third level) with an additional level opening in the coming months.
Most public parking at Foothills Medical Centre will be in the new Central Parking, but there are two other public parking lots for your convenience: West Parking (Lot 10) and North Parking (Lot 6)
The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. Public parking is available on the Skyline (second level at grade) and Mountain levels (third level) with an additional level opening in the coming months.
Most public parking at Foothills Medical Centre will be in the new Central Parking, but there are two other public parking lots for your convenience: West Parking (Lot 10) and North Parking (Lot 6)
ADDRESS
Area 6a Health Sciences Centre
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 2T9
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Description:
Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Phones are answered from 8:00 AM-3:30PM Monday to Friday

Closed from 12:00PM-1:00PM for lunch
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
7007 14 Street SW, Calgary Alberta, T2V 1P9
Phone: 403-943-8623 Fax: 403-943-8619
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Clinic is dedicated to the management of heart failure patients who have complex care needs.
The Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the support of Heart Failure (HF) patients who have complex care needs that require close monitoring and/or medication optimization .
Care offered includes ongoing physical assessment, management of medical and non-pharmacological treatments, and patient teaching regarding diet, lifestyle and medication management.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.



URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.



ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for either:
  • Optimization Track: Medication titration of evidence based HF medications only. (Following medication titration, patient will be immediately discharged from the CFC to the care of the primary cardiologist or the primary care giver).
  • Care Track: Ongoing management of HF care in clinic until meeting discharge criteria.
5. Be 18 years or older.
6. Patient/Agent is aware and agreeable to be seen and cared for in the CFC and be able to physically attend appointments on a regular basis.

For special cases outside of eligibility criteria, direct discussion between the accepting primary cardiologist and the medical director of the specific CFC should take place. Referral will be accepted if in agreement by both parties.



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REFERRAL PHONE
403-943-8623
REFERRAL FAX
403-943-8619
PHONE
403-943-8623
FAX
403-943-8619
LINKED SPECIALISTS
REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Urgent Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • progressive HF and/or decompensated HF
  • new diagnosis of HF, unstable, decompensated
  • new progression to NYHA IV, AHA/ACC stage D
  • post myocaridal infarction HF
  • post hospitalization or ER visit for HF
  • HF with severe valvular heart disease

Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • new diagnosis of HF, stable, compensated
  • HF with mild to moderate or NYHA II/III symptoms
  • worsening HF with therapy
  • mild symptoms with valvular heart disease, renal disease or hypotension
  • chronic HF disease management NYHA II
  • NYHA FC I symptoms, structural heart disease without symptoms of HF (AHA/ACC stage B)
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Exclusion Criteria/Ineligibilty:   
  • Does not have a confirmed diagnosis of HF
  • Referrals for a second opinion or advanced HF specialist assessemnt
  • Does not have symptoms of HF
  • Patient's primary cardiologist does not follow within the CFC
  • Does not have a primary cardiologist
  • Unable to physically attend the CFC on a regular basis
  • Not willing to adhere to Patient/Clinic roles
  • Patients followed by another program
  • Known history documented abuse of staff and for whom an accepted risk mitigation plan is not in place.


Patients who are not eligible for the CFC may be considered for referral to:
  • Cardiac Navigation
  • Referral to Alberta Healthy Living Program (Dietary Consult and/or Exercise)
  • Primary Cardiologist
  • Internist/GIM clinic 
  • Community paramedics
  • Access to AHS website myhealth.alberta and search heart failure for educational literature
  • Referral to Home Care Heart Failure Team (only within Calgary Zone city limits)
If requested by the referrer, the Medical Director of the CFC at any site may on request, review the  referral to suggest best available alternative.
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 7 calendar days.
 
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


PARKING MAP


ADDRESS
7007 14 Street SW
Calgary Alberta
T2V 1P9
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Module 5A, Level 5 4448 Front Street SE, Calgary Alberta, T3M 1M4
Phone: 403-956-2675 Fax: 403-956-2695
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Clinic is dedicated to the management of heart failure patients who have complex care needs.
The Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the support of Heart Failure (HF) patients who have complex care needs that require close monitoring and/or medication optimization .
Care offered includes ongoing physical assessment, management of medical and non-pharmacological treatments, and patient teaching regarding diet, lifestyle and medication management.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.



URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.



ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for either:
  • Optimization Track: Medication titration of evidence based HF medications only. (Following medication titration, patient will be immediately discharged from the CFC to the care of the primary cardiologist or the primary care giver).
  • Care Track: Ongoing management of HF care in clinic until meeting discharge criteria.
5. Be 18 years or older.
6. Patient/Agent is aware and agreeable to be seen and cared for in the CFC and be able to physically attend appointments on a regular basis.

For special cases outside of eligibility criteria, direct discussion between the accepting primary cardiologist and the medical director of the specific CFC should take place. Referral will be accepted if in agreement by both parties.



... More Hide
REFERRAL PHONE
403-956-2675
REFERRAL FAX
403-956-2695
PHONE
403-956-2675
FAX
403-956-2695
REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Urgent Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • progressive HF and/or decompensated HF
  • new diagnosis of HF, unstable, decompensated
  • new progression to NYHA IV, AHA/ACC stage D
  • post myocaridal infarction HF
  • post hospitalization or ER visit for HF
  • HF with severe valvular heart disease

Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • new diagnosis of HF, stable, compensated
  • HF with mild to moderate or NYHA II/III symptoms
  • worsening HF with therapy
  • mild symptoms with valvular heart disease, renal disease or hypotension
  • chronic HF disease management NYHA II
  • NYHA FC I symptoms, structural heart disease without symptoms of HF (AHA/ACC stage B)
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Exclusion Criteria/Ineligibilty:   
  • Does not have a confirmed diagnosis of HF
  • Referrals for a second opinion or advanced HF specialist assessemnt
  • Does not have symptoms of HF
  • Patient's primary cardiologist does not follow within the CFC
  • Does not have a primary cardiologist
  • Unable to physically attend the CFC on a regular basis
  • Not willing to adhere to Patient/Clinic roles
  • Patients followed by another program
  • Known history documented abuse of staff and for whom an accepted risk mitigation plan is not in place.


Patients who are not eligible for the CFC may be considered for referral to:
  • Cardiac Navigation
  • Referral to Alberta Healthy Living Program (Dietary Consult and/or Exercise)
  • Primary Cardiologist
  • Internist/GIM clinic 
  • Community paramedics
  • Access to AHS website myhealth.alberta and search heart failure for educational literature
  • Referral to Home Care Heart Failure Team (only within Calgary Zone city limits)
If requested by the referrer, the Medical Director of the CFC at any site may on request, review the  referral to suggest best available alternative.
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 7 calendar days.
 
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


DIRECTIONS
The Cardiac Function Clinic at SHC is located on level 5, module 5A.
South Health Campus information


The Cardiac Function Clinic at SHC is located on level 5, module 5A.
South Health Campus information


PARKING MAP


ADDRESS
Module 5A, Level 5
4448 Front Street SE
Calgary Alberta
T3M 1M4
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This facility is wheelchair accessible.


This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY PLC CARDIAC FUNCTION CL
CV Labs, East Wing, 4 floor 3500 26 Avenue NE, Calgary Alberta, T1Y 6J4
Phone: 403-943-5579 Fax: 403-668-2165
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 6 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Clinic is dedicated to the management of heart failure patients who have complex care needs.
The Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the support of Heart Failure (HF) patients who have complex care needs that require close monitoring and/or medication optimization .
Care offered includes ongoing physical assessment, management of medical and non-pharmacological treatments, and patient teaching regarding diet, lifestyle and medication management.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.
For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Non-Connect Care Users: 
Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile.    
 Connect Care Users: 
Use the Ambulatory Referral Order to the respective specialty in Connect Care. 

Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
Non-Connect Care Users: 
Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile.    
 Connect Care Users: 
Use the Ambulatory Referral Order to the respective specialty in Connect Care. 

Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for either:
  • Optimization Track: Medication titration of evidence based HF medications only. (Following medication titration, patient will be immediately discharged from the CFC to the care of the primary cardiologist or the primary care giver).
  • Care Track: Ongoing management of HF care in clinic until meeting discharge criteria.
5. Be 18 years or older.
6. Patient/Agent is aware and agreeable to be seen and cared for in the CFC and be able to physically attend appointments on a regular basis.

For special cases outside of eligibility criteria, direct discussion between the accepting primary cardiologist and the medical director of the specific CFC should take place. Referral will be accepted if in agreement by both parties.

Exclusion Criteria/Ineligibilty:   
  • Does not have a confirmed diagnosis of HF
  • Referrals for a second opinion or advanced HF specialist assessemnt
  • Does not have symptoms of HF
  • Patient's primary cardiologist does not follow within the CFC
  • Does not have a primary cardiologist
  • Unable to physically attend the CFC on a regular basis
  • Not willing to adhere to Patient/Clinic roles
  • Patients followed by another program
  • Known history documented abuse of staff and for whom an accepted risk mitigation plan is not in place.
Patients who are not eligible for the CFC may be considered for referral to:
  • Cardiac Navigation
  • Referral to Alberta Healthy Living Program (Dietary Consult and/or Exercise)
  • Primary Cardiologist
  • Internist/GIM clinic 
  • Community paramedics
  • Access to AHS website myhealth.alberta and search heart failure for educational literature
  • Referral to Home Care Heart Failure Team (only within Calgary Zone city limits)
If requested by the referrer, the Medical Director of the CFC at any site may on request, review the  referral to suggest best available alternative.
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REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Urgent Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • progressive HF and/or decompensated HF
  • new diagnosis of HF, unstable, decompensated
  • new progression to NYHA IV, AHA/ACC stage D
  • post myocaridal infarction HF
  • post hospitalization or ER visit for HF
  • HF with severe valvular heart disease

Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • new diagnosis of HF, stable, compensated
  • HF with mild to moderate or NYHA II/III symptoms
  • worsening HF with therapy
  • mild symptoms with valvular heart disease, renal disease or hypotension
  • chronic HF disease management NYHA II
  • NYHA FC I symptoms, structural heart disease without symptoms of HF (AHA/ACC stage B)
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 7 calendar days.
 
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


DIRECTIONS
Transit: C-train - Blue Line to RUNDLE station,
Walk 1 block north to 26 Ave to facility (5 minutes)
Calgary Transit Routes 34, 48 and 57 serve within 1 block of the facility
Route 19 and 32 lets passengers across the street on 26 Avenue NE.

Peter Lougheed Centre is located at the intersection of 36 Street NE and 26 Avenue NE.

Proceed to main elevators (Main Lobby - South Entrance)
Take elevators to 4th FLOOR
Exit through door marked CV LABS - Libin (stay right)
Proceed to very end of hall.
You have arrived at CV Labs reception desk.



Transit: C-train - Blue Line to RUNDLE station,
Walk 1 block north to 26 Ave to facility (5 minutes)
Calgary Transit Routes 34, 48 and 57 serve within 1 block of the facility
Route 19 and 32 lets passengers across the street on 26 Avenue NE.

Peter Lougheed Centre is located at the intersection of 36 Street NE and 26 Avenue NE.

Proceed to main elevators (Main Lobby - South Entrance)
Take elevators to 4th FLOOR
Exit through door marked CV LABS - Libin (stay right)
Proceed to very end of hall.
You have arrived at CV Labs reception desk.



PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.

Paystations accept Canadian coins, Canadian bills or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
Parking Office and Kiosk accept payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.

Paystations accept Canadian coins, Canadian bills or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express).
Parking Office and Kiosk accept payment by cash, credit card, debit or cheque.
ADDRESS
CV Labs, East Wing, 4 floor
3500 26 Avenue NE
Calgary Alberta
T1Y 6J4
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

On major bus route.


This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
403 - 3280 Hospital Dr NW Calgary Alberta, T2N 4Z6
Phone: 403-521-2227 Fax: 403-283-6360
NON AHS
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 9 months

Accepting referrals at this service
Please contact office for most up to date wait times

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
The Calgary Heart Centre is made up of 9 Cardiologists. These physicians offer various sub-specialties such as echocardiography, maternal cardiology and interventional cardiology. Our physicians also attend various hospitals and clinics in the Calgary and High River area. They are involved in areas such as structural heart disease and outpatient cardiology clinical assessments. Patient procedures are booked by our clinic staff, but not performed onsite.  
Our heart patients can expect a general cardiology assessment by our expert physicians, including ECG and vitals assessment. Calgary Heart Centre physicians and staff work with our colleagues in the medical community to provide the best and most efficient care possible to our patients.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.
Please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Please indicate on referral if this is to be considered Urgent.
Urgent referrals are triaged by the physicians.
Please indicate on referral if this is to be considered Urgent.
Urgent referrals are triaged by the physicians.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Professional Referral Required.

Professional Referral Required.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Adults (18 years or older)
Adults (18 years or older)
REFERRAL FORM
Please fax referral form to 403-283-6360.
Generic Referral Form

Please fax referral form to 403-283-6360.
Generic Referral Form

REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Cardiac arrhythmia
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Cardiology
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Cardiomyopathy
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Chest pain
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

ECG finding
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Heart disease
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Heart disease in mother complicating childbirth
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Hypertensive disorder
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Mitral and aortic stenosis
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Mitral regurgitation
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Multiple valve disease
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months

Patient request second opinion by consultant
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac testing
| Within 12 months

Lab results
| Within 6 months
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS

COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 5 calendar days.
 
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
We have a 3 strike policy. If a patient misses 3 appointments without notification, they are dismissed from our waitlist and redirected to the referral physician. Referral physician is notified when pt does not show. Dr. Joshi has a fee for missed appointments policy. Patients are notified of the policy with their booking letter notice, in writing prior to being seen.
We have a 3 strike policy. If a patient misses 3 appointments without notification, they are dismissed from our waitlist and redirected to the referral physician. Referral physician is notified when pt does not show. Dr. Joshi has a fee for missed appointments policy. Patients are notified of the policy with their booking letter notice, in writing prior to being seen.
DIRECTIONS
Clinic is located in the TRW building on the 4th Level.

Located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.
Clinic is located in the TRW building on the 4th Level.

Located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Parking payment due in advance. Any pay station can be used to pay for any lot. We suggest TRW Parkade or Lot 10.
Pay stations are located in all parking areas and most building entrances.
Parking pay stations accept coin and all major credit cards. Accessible parking is available in all public parking lots and secondary surface lots.
Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
Parking payment due in advance. Any pay station can be used to pay for any lot. We suggest TRW Parkade or Lot 10.
Pay stations are located in all parking areas and most building entrances.
Parking pay stations accept coin and all major credit cards. Accessible parking is available in all public parking lots and secondary surface lots.
Parking rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities.
ADDRESS
403 - 3280 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 4Z6
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Tuesday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Wednesday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Thursday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Friday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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