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Robin Leigh Clegg
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Electrophysiology
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Alberta Children's Hospital
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English

NOTES
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This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY ACH PED ECG LABS
Level 3, Cardiology Clinic 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary Alberta, T3B 6A8
Phone: 403-955-7858 Fax: 403-776-3844
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Specialized care for medical disorders including cardiac complications and cardiac defects that require medical management.
This service offers the following diagnostic services within the Cardiology Clinic:
  • Pediatric Electrocardiogram (ECG) Lab provides cardiac rhythm evaluation and testing
  • Pediatric Echocardiography Lab specializes in diagnostic ultrasound scanning of the heart
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
For all EMERGENCIES, please contact the Pediatric Cardiologist on call at 403 955-7211 or refer directly to the Emergency Department.

For all EMERGENCIES, please contact the Pediatric Cardiologist on call at 403 955-7211 or refer directly to the Emergency Department.

URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
For URGENT referrals, please call Alberta Children's Hospital switchboard at 403 955-7211 and ask to speak to the Pediatric Cardiologist on call.  A Pediatric Cardiologist is available on call 24/7.

Reasons for emergency or urgent referral may include:
  • New onset or progressive heart failure or cyanosis in an infant or child
  • Syncope with known heart disease, WPW, at peak exercise, or history of an inherited arrhythmia.
  • Chronic symptomatic tachycardia
  • Chest pain with a history of aortopathy such as Marfan syndrome
For URGENT referrals, please call Alberta Children's Hospital switchboard at 403 955-7211 and ask to speak to the Pediatric Cardiologist on call.  A Pediatric Cardiologist is available on call 24/7.

Reasons for emergency or urgent referral may include:
  • New onset or progressive heart failure or cyanosis in an infant or child
  • Syncope with known heart disease, WPW, at peak exercise, or history of an inherited arrhythmia.
  • Chronic symptomatic tachycardia
  • Chest pain with a history of aortopathy such as Marfan syndrome
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Please fax a referral form to Alberta Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at 403-776-3844.

If you have a question about a referral, please feel free to contact our clinic at 403 955-7858.

Common reasons for routine referral to our clinic include:
  • Murmur
  • Suspected or known congenital heart disease
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Palpitations, arrhythmia, syncope or near syncope
  • Chest pain
  • Screening for heart disease associated with genetic syndromes
  • Heart failure or cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Acquired pediatric heart disease such as Kawasaki disease

Please fax a referral form to Alberta Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Clinic at 403-776-3844.

If you have a question about a referral, please feel free to contact our clinic at 403 955-7858.

Common reasons for routine referral to our clinic include:
  • Murmur
  • Suspected or known congenital heart disease
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Palpitations, arrhythmia, syncope or near syncope
  • Chest pain
  • Screening for heart disease associated with genetic syndromes
  • Heart failure or cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Acquired pediatric heart disease such as Kawasaki disease

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Children from birth to age 18 years.

Some patients who are 17 years old may be triaged to be seen at an Adult facility.
Fetal Cardiology consults may be sent to EFW Maternal Fetal Clinic.

Children from birth to age 18 years.

Some patients who are 17 years old may be triaged to be seen at an Adult facility.
Fetal Cardiology consults may be sent to EFW Maternal Fetal Clinic.

REFERRAL FORM
The AHS General Referral form may be used - see the above link.
The AHS General Referral form may be used - see the above link.
REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Emergent Reason for Referral
Additional Details
+-
Cardiac chest pain
Chest pain with known aortopathy such as Marfan syndrome, known coronary abnormality, or with features of pericarditis.

+-
Heart failure
New or progressive CHF in an infant, child, or teenager

+-
Neonatal cyanosis
New or progressive central cyanosis

+-
Syncope on exertion
Syncope at peak exercise, with history of WPW, or with personal or family history of an inherited rhythm disorder.

+-
Tachycardia
Chronic symptomatic tachycardia

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month
Acquired pediatric heart disease e.g. Kawasaki disease, rheumatic fever

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Describe associated symptoms.
| Current

Describe frequency and duration of events.
| Current

Describe precipitants e.g. with exercise.
| Current

Indicate any family history of sudden death.
| Current

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Describe associated symptoms.
| Current

Describe frequency and duration of events.
| Current

Describe precipitants e.g. with exercise.
| Current

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Suspected or known CHD: new diagnosis or follow up
| Current

Family history of cardiac arrhythmia
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Describe congenital arrhythmia of affected family member.
| Current

Indicate which family member is affected.
| Current
Specific to congenital arrhythmias.

Family history of sudden death
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Describe heart defect of affected family member.
| Current

Indicate which family member is affected.
| Current

Family history with explicit context
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month
Family history of heart disease

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Describe associated symptoms.
| Current

Describe frequency and duration of events.
| Current

Describe precipitants e.g. with exercise.
| Current

Indicate any family history of sudden death.
| Current

Pediatric cardiology service
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Describe associated symptoms.
| Current

Describe frequency and duration of events.
| Current

Describe precipitants e.g. with exercise.
| Current

Indicate any family history of sudden death.
| Current

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
The Pediatric Cardiology Cardiology Clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital is dedicated to serving the cardiac care needs of children and their families. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with congenital and acquired heart problems. We strive to provide all-inclusive and compassionate family-centred care for all our patients, and are committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, and research.
Members of our division bring diverse educational backgrounds and professional interests to the table, leading to a progressive and modern approach to clinical practice.

  • Eight pediatric cardiologists are included in a full complement of pediatric cardiology trained staff with 24/7 on call coverage of patients
  • Diagnostic and treatment services include full consultation services; complete echo service with 3D echo and TEE;  advanced cardiac imaging (MRI and CT); ECG, Holter, and event monitoring; cardiac stress testing, an electrophysiology and arrhythmia service for arrhythmia assessment and management, pacemaker and device follow up, and ablation for arrhythmias, fetal cardiology consultation; specialty clinics for heart failure, transplant and pulmonary hypertension; referral for cardiac surgery and catheterization; community outreach clinics, and transitional care to Adult Congenital Cardiology Clinic
  • Additional support services include: Nurse specialists, Nutritional assessment and management, Social Work and Psychology, Feeding Assessment, and OT/PT, language translation, and onsite Lab and Pharmacy
Additional information about the Western Canadian Children's Heart Network is available at http://www.westernchildrensheartnetwork.ca/


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 7 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
Patients / families and referring physicians will be notified of missed appointments and re-booked up to two times. There is no charge for missed appointments.

After two missed appointments our clinic will request re-referral.
After two years, our clinic requires a new referral.
Patients / families and referring physicians will be notified of missed appointments and re-booked up to two times. There is no charge for missed appointments.

After two missed appointments our clinic will request re-referral.
After two years, our clinic requires a new referral.
DIRECTIONS
Pediatric Cardiology Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of Alberta Children's Hospital near the main elevators.
Alberta Children's Hospital is located in NW Calgary, near Shagannappi Trail and  between 16th Avenue NW and 24th Avenue NW. The main hospital entrance is on Oki Drive.

The hospital is also accessible by LRT and bus routes 72, 91 and 31.

Pediatric Cardiology Clinic is located on the 3rd floor of Alberta Children's Hospital near the main elevators.
Alberta Children's Hospital is located in NW Calgary, near Shagannappi Trail and  between 16th Avenue NW and 24th Avenue NW. The main hospital entrance is on Oki Drive.

The hospital is also accessible by LRT and bus routes 72, 91 and 31.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
24 hour paid indoor and outdoor parking is available on site. The main parkade level can accommodate over height vehicles, and handicapped parking is located on each level near the hospital entrances. All hospital entrances are wheelchair accessible.



24 hour paid indoor and outdoor parking is available on site. The main parkade level can accommodate over height vehicles, and handicapped parking is located on each level near the hospital entrances. All hospital entrances are wheelchair accessible.



ADDRESS
Level 3, Cardiology Clinic
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary Alberta
T3B 6A8
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

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite


This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: Calgary Zone Arrhythmia CAT
1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-4632 Fax: 403-592-4241 (Referral)
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 9 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Provides management, treatment, and education for people with heart rhythm abnormalities.
Service may include:
  • treating symptomatic heart rhythm abnormalities that don't need a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • cardiac electrophysiology central referral, triage, assessment, treatment, and education
  • Telehealth and on-site education classes for patients and families
  • interventional electrophysiology procedures including EP studies and ablations
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 note - Syncope within the setting of any documented arrhythmia should be reported urgently.
Contact RAAPID (403-944-4486) for the Electrophysiologist on call for any urgent referrals including those that may require inpatient admission.
Please note - Syncope within the setting of any documented arrhythmia should be reported urgently.
Contact RAAPID (403-944-4486) for the Electrophysiologist on call for any urgent referrals including those that may require inpatient admission.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Please fax completed referral form
Please include any additional cardiac diagnostic tests that have been completed or are pending
This is a referral service only referring to the most appropriate electrophysiologist with the shortest wait time

Current patient demographics and contact information is essential

Approved requests for autonomic function testing should be directed to the South Health Campus
Phone: 403 956-2601
Fax: 403 956-2645

Cardiac Arrhythmia Additional Information 
Please fax completed referral form
Please include any additional cardiac diagnostic tests that have been completed or are pending
This is a referral service only referring to the most appropriate electrophysiologist with the shortest wait time

Current patient demographics and contact information is essential

Approved requests for autonomic function testing should be directed to the South Health Campus
Phone: 403 956-2601
Fax: 403 956-2645

Cardiac Arrhythmia Additional Information 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
This clinic sees patients 18 years of age and older
This clinic sees patients 18 years of age and older
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
Ablation
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available
Opinion for ablation;
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial Flutter (AFL)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Wolf Parkinson White (WPW)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Brugada syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Long QT syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Orthostatic hypotension
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Orthostatic Vitals Signs
| Within 1 month
Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
3 mins standing
5 mins standing
8 mins standing
10 mins standing

Palpitations
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Complete Blood Count
| Within 12 months

Iron Indices
| Within 12 months

Orthostatic Vital signs
| Within 1 month

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
| Within 12 months
Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
3 min standing
5 min standing
8 min standing
10 min standing

Sinus tachycardia
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Complete Blood Count
| Within 12 months

Iron Indices
| Within 12 months

Orthostatic Vital Signs
| Within 1 month

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
| Within 12 months
Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
3 min standing
5 min standing
8 min standing
10 min standing

Supraventricular tachycardia
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Please indicate if SVT is associated with syncope.
| current

Syncope
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Complete Blood Count
| Within 12 months

Iron Indices
| Within 12 months

Orthostatic Vital Signs
| Within 1 month

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
| Within 12 months
Syncope within the setting of any arrhythmia should be reported urgently. See urgent process above for further direction.

Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
3 mins standing
5 mins standing
8 mins standing
10 mins standing

Ventricular premature contractions
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available
Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC)

Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Please indicate if WPW is associated with syncope.
| current
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Services include:
  • Cardiac electrophysiology central referral, triage, and education
  • Interventional electrophysiology procedures including EP studies and ablations - only at FMC
  • Implanted Loop Recorder - SHC
Requests for testing should be directed to South Health Campus (Ph 403-956-2601 Fax 403-956-2645)
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Autonomic Function Testing (AFT)
Usual referrals are for SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) or VT (ventricular tachycardia).
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) / Atrial Flutter (AFL) management should go directly to either;
  • Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at FMC; 403-944-3580 (fax)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at SHC; 403-668-2155 (fax)
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
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
DIRECTIONS
Clinic directions are communicated at time of appointment scheduling.
Clinic directions are communicated at time of appointment scheduling.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. 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. 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: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY PLC CONGENITAL CL
Southern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic - CV Labs 3500 26 Avenue NE, Calgary Alberta, T1Y 6J4
Phone: 403-943-4504 Fax: 403-291-6814
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 12 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Provides care and long term management of adults with congenital heart conditions.
Provides:
  • assessment, treatment, and follow-up for adults who have a known or suspected structural congenital heart condition
  • support for patients and family with a social worker and / or nurse
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care centre. 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 or Urgent Care centre. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Urgent referrals will be seen within 0-3 months. Semi Urgent referrals will be seen within 3-12 months. Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
  • please fax urgent requests to 403-291-6814
Urgent referrals will be seen within 0-3 months. Semi Urgent referrals will be seen within 3-12 months. Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
  • please fax urgent requests to 403-291-6814
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 "Outgoing" referral class on the Ambulatory Referral Order in Connect Care.

Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
Mandatory Investigations:
Current patient demographic and contact information is CRITICAL. 
  • Echocardiogram report within last 6 months
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 "Outgoing" referral class on the Ambulatory Referral Order in Connect Care.

Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
Mandatory Investigations:
Current patient demographic and contact information is CRITICAL. 
  • Echocardiogram report within last 6 months
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Must be 17 years of age or older.

Exclusion Criteria for Southern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic:
1. Bicuspid aortic valve (unrepaired or repaired in adutlhood) without FTAAD.
2. Perimembranous VSD with no associated defects.
3. Repaired PDA or small PDA not requiring repair.
4. Isolated mild to moderate pulmonary stenosis.
5. Repaired ostium secundum ASD.
6. Isolated Patent Foramen Ovale.

FTAAD - Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Syndrome (eg. Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz, etc)
VSD - Ventricular Septal Defect
PDA - Patent Ductus Arteriosus
ASD - Atrial Septal Defect

Must be 17 years of age or older.

Exclusion Criteria for Southern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic:
1. Bicuspid aortic valve (unrepaired or repaired in adutlhood) without FTAAD.
2. Perimembranous VSD with no associated defects.
3. Repaired PDA or small PDA not requiring repair.
4. Isolated mild to moderate pulmonary stenosis.
5. Repaired ostium secundum ASD.
6. Isolated Patent Foramen Ovale.

FTAAD - Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Syndrome (eg. Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz, etc)
VSD - Ventricular Septal Defect
PDA - Patent Ductus Arteriosus
ASD - Atrial Septal Defect

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
Congenital heart disease
< 3 Months
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month
Urgent referrals will be seen within 0-3 months. Semi Urgent referrals will be seen within 3-12 months.

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Cardiac Operative notes
| All Documents

Echocardiogram
| Within 6 months
Repaired or Unrepaired
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
The Southern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic (SAACH) sees patients with structural defects of the heart and great vessels.

Services include initial consultation as well as interval clinical and cardiac imaging follow up; management of cardiac medications; ongoing patient education and counseling regarding physical activity and lifestyle; coordination of appropriate specialist referrals.

No oncall service is provided by this clinic after hours, weekends or statutory holidays.


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

If the patient is unable to attend the scheduled Cardiac Diagnostic appointment, please notify the performing department. Refer to your appointment notification letter for the minimum required notice for each specific procedure. Failure to attend (No-Show) a scheduled appointment or to not provide notice within the required time frame will result in your referring physician being notified and having to reschedule the appointment if still required.

If the patient is unable to attend the scheduled Cardiac Diagnostic appointment, please notify the performing department. Refer to your appointment notification letter for the minimum required notice for each specific procedure. Failure to attend (No-Show) a scheduled appointment or to not provide notice within the required time frame will result in your referring physician being notified and having to reschedule the appointment if still required.

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 check-in area.




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 check-in area.




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
Southern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic - CV Labs
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.


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