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Michael Braganza
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Respirology
Sleep Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 587-393-3935
Fax: 1-855-933-2316

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Suite 1410 - 10655 Southport Road SW Calgary Alberta, T2W 4Y1
Phone: 587-393-8482 Fax: 587-393-8773
NON AHS
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Cardiac and Pulmonary Diagnostic testing with the option of consultation.

Cardiology and pulmonary diagnostic imaging lab located in South Calgary with option for both urgent and non-urgent cardiology and pulmonary consultations. 

Please note that all our services are covered under Alberta Health Services.

EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Emergency referrals are triaged and will typically be seen within 2 weeks. Please provide detailed clinical history and previous reports if available. Urgent echos, ECG's, PFTs can be performed at Vita same day/next day if the patient has not had prior testing.
Emergency referrals are triaged and will typically be seen within 2 weeks. Please provide detailed clinical history and previous reports if available. Urgent echos, ECG's, PFTs can be performed at Vita same day/next day if the patient has not had prior testing.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Cardiology and Respirology Referrals are accepted.

Clearly indicate URGENT. Fax to (587) 393-8773. 
Patient is contacted and scheduled within a 1-2 week time frame.

Cardiology and Respirology Referrals are accepted.

Clearly indicate URGENT. Fax to (587) 393-8773. 
Patient is contacted and scheduled within a 1-2 week time frame.

ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Referral are received by fax and reviewed and triaged by a referral coordinator. For consultations the follow applies:

Urgent - within 2 weeks

Semi-Urgent - 1-3 months

Routine - 12-18 months

If you believe your patients appointment is more urgent than it was triaged, more information as to why it should be expedited is required. Patients will be contacted to book appointments, in accordance with their triage status. All appointment details are faxed back to the referring physician once booking completed. 
Referral are received by fax and reviewed and triaged by a referral coordinator. For consultations the follow applies:

Urgent - within 2 weeks

Semi-Urgent - 1-3 months

Routine - 12-18 months

If you believe your patients appointment is more urgent than it was triaged, more information as to why it should be expedited is required. Patients will be contacted to book appointments, in accordance with their triage status. All appointment details are faxed back to the referring physician once booking completed. 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
For Cardiac, patients must be 16 years or older for testing, 18 years or older for consultations.
For Pulmonary, patients must be 6 years or older for testing
For Cardiac, patients must be 16 years or older for testing, 18 years or older for consultations.
For Pulmonary, patients must be 6 years or older for testing
REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Emergent Reason for Referral
Additional Details
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Echocardiography
Some same day echos available. All echos within 1-3 days.

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
Cardiovascular stress test using treadmill
Arrhythmia Evaluation
| Within 1 month

Exercise tolerance
| Within 1 month

Ischemic Evaluation
| Within 1 month

Consultation
Chest pain
| Greater than 12 months
Consultation wait times are as follows:

Urgent - within 2 weeks

Semi-Urgent - 1-3 months

Routine - 12-18 months

Echocardiogram
Cardiac Source of Embulus
| 1-3 days

Cardiac Structure & Function
| 1-3 days

Pericardial Abnormality
| 1-3 days

Valvular Heart Abnormality
| 1-3 days

Electrocardiogram
Arrhythmia
| 1-3 DAYS

Chest Pain
| 1-3 DAYS

Ischemic Heart Disease
| 1-3 DAYS

Holter monitor
Atrial fibrillation and flutter
| Within 2 months

Suspected Arrhythmia
| Within 2 months

Syncope
| Within 2 months

Pulmonary function test
Arterial Blood Gases
| 1-3 DAYS

Spirometry(Spirometry +/- Bronchodilator, Diffusion Capacity)
| 1-3 DAYS
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS

We do our absolute best to make the experience of visiting our clinic as easy and comfortable as possible. If you have any questions about your upcoming visit that aren’t answered by the information on our site please don’t hesitate to call 587.393.8482 or email us at info@vitadiagnostics.ca
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 10 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
If patient no shows for their appointment the referral will be closed and patient will need to be re-referred. We have a 15 minute late policy for all patients. If you are more than 15 minutes late you will be asked to rebook your appointment. This is due to the amount of time it requires to do the testing and to keep the clinic day flowing smoothly. We appreciate your patience and understanding around this. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early for your appointment. 
If patient no shows for their appointment the referral will be closed and patient will need to be re-referred. We have a 15 minute late policy for all patients. If you are more than 15 minutes late you will be asked to rebook your appointment. This is due to the amount of time it requires to do the testing and to keep the clinic day flowing smoothly. We appreciate your patience and understanding around this. We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early for your appointment. 
DIRECTIONS
Vita Diagnostics is located on the 14th floor of Southland Tower on the West side of Macleod Trail at 106 Avenue.
Vita Diagnostics is located on the 14th floor of Southland Tower on the West side of Macleod Trail at 106 Avenue.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
PARKING:
There is free 2 hour parking as well as handicap accessible stalls
located to the west and southwest of the building.
TRANSIT DIRECTIONS:
Our office is one block north of the Anderson LRT station.
PARKING:
There is free 2 hour parking as well as handicap accessible stalls
located to the west and southwest of the building.
TRANSIT DIRECTIONS:
Our office is one block north of the Anderson LRT station.
PARKING MAP
Free 2 hour parking to the west and south side of the Southland Tower Building Entrance.
Free 2 hour parking to the west and south side of the Southland Tower Building Entrance.
ADDRESS
Suite 1410 - 10655 Southport Road SW
Calgary Alberta
T2W 4Y1
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tuesday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wednesday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Thursday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Friday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
   

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