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Robert JH Miller
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiology
Advanced Heart Failure
Amyloidosis
Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT)
Cardio Myopathies
Cardiology - Heart Failure
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SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Foothills Medical Centre
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 403-220-8191
Fax: 403-210-9350

NOTES
Advanced Heart Failure cardiologist with a practice focusing on patients with an underlying cardiomyopathy, particularly patients who need to be assessed or followed for advanced therapies including cardiac transplant or mechanical support.  Patients with non-heart failure related medical issues as well as those with a cardiomyopathy related to valve disease should be referred to a general cardiologist.
Advanced Heart Failure cardiologist with a practice focusing on patients with an underlying cardiomyopathy, particularly patients who need to be assessed or followed for advanced therapies including cardiac transplant or mechanical support.  Patients with non-heart failure related medical issues as well as those with a cardiomyopathy related to valve disease should be referred to a general cardiologist.
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5th Floor, Clinic 5A Cardiology 4448 Front Street SE, Calgary Alberta, T3M 1M4
Phone: 403-956-2673 Fax: 403-956-2695
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
The Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic provides specialized and comprehensive multidisciplinary care for patients by cardiologists and nurse clinicians. Patient care is coordinated with other medical clinics and specialists who care for amyloidosis patients in the region, including access to new ATTR disease-modifying therapies.
The Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic provides the following services to patients with known or suspected cardiac amyloidosis:
  • assessment
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • follow-up care
  • patient education
  • coordinated care with other medical clinics and specialists who care for amyloidosis patients
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.  If an emergency consult is required, providers can call RAAPID NORTH (patients north of Red Deer) at 1-800-282-9911 or 780-735-0811 or RAAPID SOUTH (patients in and south of Red Deer) at 1-800-661-1700 or 403-944-4486.
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.  If an emergency consult is required, providers can call RAAPID NORTH (patients north of Red Deer) at 1-800-282-9911 or 780-735-0811 or RAAPID SOUTH (patients in and south of Red Deer) at 1-800-661-1700 or 403-944-4486.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Urgent referrals can be sent by completing the referral form and the clinician sending the urgent referral should call the clinic to notify staff of the urgent nature of the referral. Telephone: 403-956-2673.
Urgent referrals can be sent by completing the referral form and the clinician sending the urgent referral should call the clinic to notify staff of the urgent nature of the referral. Telephone: 403-956-2673.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Routine Referrals can be sent by fax to the Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic.
The AHS Generic Referral form should be used when sending referrals.

Referrals are received by administrative staff, are reviewed for completeness and triaged by a cardiologist.
Routine Referrals can be sent by fax to the Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic.
The AHS Generic Referral form should be used when sending referrals.

Referrals are received by administrative staff, are reviewed for completeness and triaged by a cardiologist.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic accepts referrals for patients with known or suspected cardiac amyloidosis of all subtypes (including AL amyloidosis with suspected or confirmed cardiac involvement).
The Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic accepts referrals for patients with known or suspected cardiac amyloidosis of all subtypes (including AL amyloidosis with suspected or confirmed cardiac involvement).
REFERRAL PHONE
403-956-2673
REFERRAL FAX
403-956-2695
PHONE
403-956-2673
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
Cardiac amyloidosis
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Chest X-ray
| Current

ECG
| Current

Echocardiogram
| Current

NTproBNP; CBC, lytes, urea, creatinine/eGFR
| Current

Referral form
| Current

Troponin (I or T)
| Current
Advanced heart failure with high suspicion for cardiac amyloidosis

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

Chest X-ray
| Current

ECG
| Current

Echocardiogram
| Current

NTproBNP; CBC, lytes, urea, creatinine/eGFR
| Current

Referral letter
| Current

Troponin (I or T)
| Current
  • Known or suspected cardiac amyloidosis of all subtypes
  • Any additional testing required will be arranged by the Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Planning for your visit

What to bring to your appointment
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled clinic time and bring all of the following with you:
    • Alberta Health Card (or Provincial Health Card)
    • Current medication list
    • Photo ID
  • What to expect
    • The clinic provides specialized and comprehensive multidisciplinary care for patients, delivered by cardiologists and nurse clinicians. This includes coordinated care with other medical clinics and specialists who care for amyloidosis patients in the region and providing access to new ATTR disease-modifying therapies.
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
Virtual visits may be considered where an in-person visits are not possible or are logistically challenging.
Virtual visits may be considered where an in-person visits are not possible or are logistically challenging.
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
Patients should contact the Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic directly to reschedule or cancel appointments 403-956-2673. A new referral may be required after three missed appointments without a valid reason.
Patients should contact the Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic directly to reschedule or cancel appointments 403-956-2673. A new referral may be required after three missed appointments without a valid reason.
DIRECTIONS
Clinic Directions: Once parked and inside the South Health Hospital, take T1 outpatient elevators to the 5th floor. Proceed to 5A Cardiology Clinic Area to check-in for appointment.

South Health Campus (SHC) is located in the southeast of Calgary. Take Deerfoot Trail to the Cranston Ave/Seton Blvd exit and head one block east on Seton Boulevard. South Health Campus will be on your right.

For regular clinic visits, travel clockwise around the building to access underground parking and the main entrance. There is access to the Emergency Department entrance off of Seton Boulevard.

Transit:
Current bus service to South Health Campus (SHC) include:
- Route 468 travels through Cranston, Seton, Auburn Bay and Mahogany. This bus drops off at the west stop on Seton Boulevard to the north of the campus.
Clinic Directions: Once parked and inside the South Health Hospital, take T1 outpatient elevators to the 5th floor. Proceed to 5A Cardiology Clinic Area to check-in for appointment.

South Health Campus (SHC) is located in the southeast of Calgary. Take Deerfoot Trail to the Cranston Ave/Seton Blvd exit and head one block east on Seton Boulevard. South Health Campus will be on your right.

For regular clinic visits, travel clockwise around the building to access underground parking and the main entrance. There is access to the Emergency Department entrance off of Seton Boulevard.

Transit:
Current bus service to South Health Campus (SHC) include:
- Route 468 travels through Cranston, Seton, Auburn Bay and Mahogany. This bus drops off at the west stop on Seton Boulevard to the north of the campus.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Public parking is located in the underground parking Lot 1 on Level P1. You can get to that lot from the parkade entrances B (Forest) and C (Mountain). As well, Emergency Parking Lot 3 is available for public needing to access the Emergency Department.

On the south side of SHC is free parking for two hours on Front Street, by the main entrance.
Public parking is located in the underground parking Lot 1 on Level P1. You can get to that lot from the parkade entrances B (Forest) and C (Mountain). As well, Emergency Parking Lot 3 is available for public needing to access the Emergency Department.

On the south side of SHC is free parking for two hours on Front Street, by the main entrance.
ADDRESS
5th Floor, Clinic 5A Cardiology
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 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.
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 PHONE
403-943-5579
REFERRAL FAX
403-668-2165
PHONE
403-943-5579
FAX
403-668-2165
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
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.
Room 532, North Tower 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-2393 Fax: 403-944-4693
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Not Available

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Patients are revaluated by a multidisciplinary team and are followed by the team from listing for transplant to post transplant. Education regarding heart healthy lifestyle and transplantation is proved from time of referral. Education teaching booklets are provided. Patients may be followed as an outpatient or while waiting in the hospital. The transplant team follows post transplant patients for life
Provides assessment, listing on the organ wait list, and follow-up for heart transplant clients, including:
  • assessing clients to see if they’re eligible for a heart transplant
  • education about management options for clients with advanced heart failure or cardiac disease
  • monitoring and management of clients while they’re being assessed for a heart transplant and while they’re on the cardiac transplant wait list
  • caring for clients admitted to the hospital while waiting for a heart transplant
  • caring for clients after the heart transplant surgery
Adults are followed through the Foothills Medical Centre and children are followed through the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The University of Alberta Heart Transplant Program works with both hospitals to follow clients.
Heart transplant surgery for all ages is done at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.
For more information, see the Southern Alberta Transplant Program website.
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
For urgent medical attention after hours or on the weekend, please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.
For urgent medical attention after hours or on the weekend, please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Professional Referral Required.
Professional Referral Required.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Adults (18 years or older) 

Clients must:
  • be capable of following a complex medical treatment plan.
  • be motionally stable.
  • have realistic attitudes towards illness, outcome and transplantation.
  • have a support person before and after transplant.
Adults (18 years or older) 

Clients must:
  • be capable of following a complex medical treatment plan.
  • be motionally stable.
  • have realistic attitudes towards illness, outcome and transplantation.
  • have a support person before and after transplant.
REFERRAL FAX
403-944-4693
PHONE
403-944-2393
FAX
403-944-4693
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
Heart transplant
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Closed statutory holidays and weekends.
COMMUNICATION PROCESS
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 is located in Room 532, North Tower.

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

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.
Clinic is located in Room 532, North Tower.

Foothills Medical Centre 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.
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.
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 MAP
ADDRESS
Room 532, North Tower
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 statutory holidays and weekends.  For urgent medical attention after hours or on the weekend proceed to the nearest emergency department.  For an emergency call 911.
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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