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Ganesh Shanmugam
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Defibrillators
Cardiac Pacemakers
General Cardiovascular Surgery
... More
Cardiac Surgery
Acute Aortic Pathologies
Antiarrhythmic Therapy (Surgical)
Coronary Artery Disease
Valvular Disease
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Foothills Medical Centre
Alberta Children's Hospital
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
Hindi
Tamil (India)
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 403-944-8443
Fax: 40-944-2906

NOTES


Service locations where specialist practices. Click each location for referral information.

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Department: CGY FMC CV SURGERY REFERRAL
1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-2397 Fax: 403-270-0755
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 1 month

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Central referral service that coordinates and schedules open heart cardiac surgeries.
Coordinates and schedules open heart cardiac surgeries.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department if they are experiencing a serious illness or injury. Patients with potentially life threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
Direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department if they are experiencing a serious illness or injury. Patients with potentially life threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax completed required referral documents to 403-270-0755 and call to discuss.
Fax completed required referral documents to 403-270-0755 and call to discuss.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax completed required referral documents to 403-270-0755 for all referrals, regardless of preferred surgeon.
In consideration of the procedure required, the Cardiac Surgery Referral office will assign the patient to the most appropriate surgeon with the shortest wait time.
Patients will be seen faster if a preferred physician is not indicated.

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.

Fax completed required referral documents to 403-270-0755 for all referrals, regardless of preferred surgeon.
In consideration of the procedure required, the Cardiac Surgery Referral office will assign the patient to the most appropriate surgeon with the shortest wait time.
Patients will be seen faster if a preferred physician is not indicated.

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
REFERRAL FORM
Referral Form
Please ensure demographics and contact information has been included.
Referral Form
Please ensure demographics and contact information has been included.
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
Referral to cardiac surgery service
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Copy of Cardiac test
| Within 6 months

Demographics and contact information
| Within 1 month

Labs; CBC, creatinine
| Within 6 months
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
The Cardiovascular Surgery Referral office manages all outpatient and inpatient cardiac surgery referrals for cardiac surgeons in Southern Alberta. The procedures include:
  • CABG
  • AVR/MVR/TVR
  • Aortopathy
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve and ASD repairs
  • Congenital
  • Septal myomectomy
  • Endovascular thoracic aortic repair/TVAR
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
Currently in development.
Currently in development.
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
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 2T9
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY FMC CARDIAC DEVICE
9th Floor - Main Building - Cardiovascular Labs 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-1188 (Central Access) Fax: 403-270-0718
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Provides full support services for people with pacemakers, ICD's, implanted loop recorders (ILR).
Offers regular follow-up care to make sure pacemakers and ICD's are working properly, and to watch for any other heart-related problems.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
This service does not have an emergency referral process. Concerns of serious illness or injury should be directed to go to the nearest Emergency Department. Patients with potentially life threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
This service does not have an emergency referral process. Concerns of serious illness or injury should be directed to go to the nearest Emergency Department. Patients with potentially life threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
EMERGENT REFERRAL / EMERGENCY:
ACH: (403) 955-7211 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Pediatric Cardiologist
FMC: (403) 944-1110 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
RGH: (403) 943-3000 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
PLC: (403) 943-4555 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
SHC: (403) 956-1111 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
EMERGENT REFERRAL / EMERGENCY:
ACH: (403) 955-7211 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Pediatric Cardiologist
FMC: (403) 944-1110 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
RGH: (403) 943-3000 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
PLC: (403) 943-4555 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
SHC: (403) 956-1111 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax completed referral form to:

ICD referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-2316  Fax:(403) 270-0718

Pacemaker referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-1188  Fax: (403) 270-0718

Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR):
Phone (403) 944-1188  Fax:(403) 270-0718

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.

Fax completed referral form to:

ICD referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-2316  Fax:(403) 270-0718

Pacemaker referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-1188  Fax: (403) 270-0718

Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR):
Phone (403) 944-1188  Fax:(403) 270-0718

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
ACH: - referrals accepted for persons aged 0-18
FMC/PLC/RGH/SHC/ACH:  Please refer to the Decsion Support Tool on the CIED Referral Form
ACH: - referrals accepted for persons aged 0-18
FMC/PLC/RGH/SHC/ACH:  Please refer to the Decsion Support Tool on the CIED 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
Bradycardia
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

Long QT syndrome
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
This office manages all referrals for the cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and cardiac resyncronization therapy (CRT).


COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 2 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
Currently in development.
Currently in development.
DIRECTIONS
The CIED Clinic is located within the 9th floor of the FMC main building.

Foothills Medical Centre is located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.

The CIED Clinic is located within the 9th floor of the FMC main building.

Foothills Medical Centre is located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Will be provided at the time of appointment details communication call/letter.

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).
Will be provided at the time of appointment details communication call/letter.

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
9th Floor - Main Building - Cardiovascular Labs
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:
Some inpatient services are available 24 hours/day.
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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