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Louis Robert Kolman
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiology
General Cardiology
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 587-393-8482
Fax: 587-393-8773

NOTES
General Cardiology Referrals;
  • VITA Diagnostics
  • phone; 587-393-8482
  • fax; 587-393-8773
General Cardiology Referrals;
  • VITA Diagnostics
  • phone; 587-393-8482
  • fax; 587-393-8773
Service locations where specialist practices. Click each location for referral information.

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
5th Floor, Clinic 5A 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 1 month

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
The Cardio-Oncology Clinic is a consultative service for adult patients who are currently under the care of an oncologist or hematologist who may be experiencing or at risk of developing cardiac issues as a result of cancer treatment.
This clinic may perform the following services:
  • cardiac surveillance of patients during treatment and for 5 years after the conclusion of anthracycline chemotherapy treatment
  • management of Oncology patients with concerning cardiac symptoms during or post chemotherapy treatment
  • consultation for cardiac clearance for patients requiring cancer treatment
  • management of patients diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis
  • management of patients treated with tryosine kinase inhibitors or monoclonal antibodies for cancer
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Please call clinic and speak with a Nurse Clinician for urgent referrals.
Please call clinic and speak with a Nurse Clinician for urgent referrals.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Please call 403-956-2673
Please call 403-956-2673
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Please fax referral to 403-956-2695
Please fax referral to 403-956-2695
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Referrals will only be accepted by Oncologist, Hematologist and Cardiologists for adult patients receiving cardiotoxic cancer treatments.
Referrals will only be accepted by Oncologist, Hematologist and Cardiologists for adult patients receiving cardiotoxic cancer treatments.
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
Amyloidosis
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG
| Within 1 month

Laboratory Investigations
| Most recent results

NT-proBNP - N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide
| Within 1 month

Previous Cardiac Diagnostic Test Results
| Within 12 months

Previous Chemotherapy Regime
| If applicable

Troponin
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Chemotherapy care
| Within 1 month

Laboratory Investigations
| Most recent results
Referral for cardiac surveillance during treatment and for 5 years post treatment.

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG
| Since treatment onset

Laboratory Investigations
| Most recent

Oncology Diagnosis and Treatment
| Most recent

Previous Cardiac Diagnostic Test Results
| Within 12 months

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG
| Since symptom onset

NT-proBNP - N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide
| Since symptom onset

Troponin
| Since symptom onset
Referral for management of patient treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors or monoclonal antibodies for cancer.

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Laboratory Investigations
| Most recent results

Previous Cardiac Diagnostic Test Results
| Within 12 months

Previous Chemotherapy Regime
| All available

Treatment Plan
| Prospective
Referral in relation to consultation for cardiac clearance for patients requiring cancer treatment.

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Previous Chemotherapy Regime
| All available

Previous Radiation Treatment
| Cumulative to chest
Referral for management of cancer survivors who are older than 18 years of age, previously seen at the Alberta Children's Hospital and have previously been treated with anthracycline based chemotherapy or radiation to their chest.
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
Currently in development.
Currently in development.
DIRECTIONS
Clinic Directions: The Cardio Oncology Clinic at SHC is located on level 5, module 5A.

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.

South Health Campus information
Clinic Directions: The Cardio Oncology Clinic at SHC is located on level 5, module 5A.

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.

South Health Campus information
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
South Health Campus Parking Information

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.
South Health Campus Parking Information

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
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


Description:
Closed on statutory holidays.
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This facility is wheelchair accessible.


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.
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 by a referral coordinator. The patient is then contacted and scheduled for appointment. All details are faxed back to the referring physician. Wait time can be 3-5 months for a routine appointment.


Referral are received by fax and reviewed by a referral coordinator. The patient is then contacted and scheduled for appointment. All details are faxed back to the referring physician. Wait time can be 3-5 months for a routine appointment.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
For Cardiac, patients must be 17 years or older.
For Pulmonary, patients must be 6 years or older for testing
For Cardiac, patients must be 17 years or older.
For Pulmonary, patients must be 6 years or older for testing
REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Emergent Reason for Referral
Additional Details
+-
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

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 1 month

Suspected Arrhythmia
| Within 1 month

Syncope
| Within 1 month

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 2 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 2 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
If patient no shows for their appointment, they will be contacted to rebook. If more than one no show the referral will be closed and patient will need to be re-referred.
If patient no shows for their appointment, they will be contacted to rebook. If more than one no show the referral will be closed and patient will need to be re-referred.
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
   

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.
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.



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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.
Take Outpatient Elevators (T1) to Level 3, turn left. 4448 Front Street SE, Calgary Alberta, T3M 1M4
Phone: 403-956-2602 Fax: 403-668-2156
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 12 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education for people who have a thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic (HCM) is a Nurse Clinician directed clinic with multidisciplinary support dedicated to the management of patients with suspected or confirmed HCM. Plan of care includes interval clinical assessment and follow-up by a cardiologist. Services provided may include:
  • assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education for people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • management of prescription medications
  • ongoing patient teaching
  • lifestyle recommendations
  • family screening teaching
  • coordination of necessary specialist referrals
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
Referrals triaged and indicated by Nurse Clinician as urgent will be seen within 3 months. Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
No on-call service is provided by this clinic after hours. Please call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Centre or call health link at 811.
Referrals triaged and indicated by Nurse Clinician as urgent will be seen within 3 months. Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
No on-call service is provided by this clinic after hours. Please call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Centre or call health link at 811.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Mandatory Tests/Investigations
-Current patient demographic AND contact information is ESSENTIAL.
If Available
- Copies of any specialist consults including cardiology, genetics, internal medicine, respiratory or cardiovascular surgery
-Copies of any cardiovascular operative reports
-Copy of chest x-ray and/or pulmonary function tests
-Most recent blood work results
Mandatory Tests/Investigations
-Current patient demographic AND contact information is ESSENTIAL.
If Available
- Copies of any specialist consults including cardiology, genetics, internal medicine, respiratory or cardiovascular surgery
-Copies of any cardiovascular operative reports
-Copy of chest x-ray and/or pulmonary function tests
-Most recent blood work results
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Must have an Echocardiogram or Cardiac MRI indiciating HCM.
Must have an Echocardiogram or Cardiac MRI indiciating HCM.
REFERRAL PHONE
403-956-2602
REFERRAL FAX
403-668-2156
PHONE
403-956-2602
FAX
403-668-2156
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
HCM - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

CT
| Current

Cardiac MRI
| All cardiac MR reports

Cardiac catheterization
| Current

Echocardiogram
| all echocardiogram reports

Electrocardiogram
| Current

Holter monitor
| Current

Stress test
| Current
Suspected or confirmed diagnosis of HCM

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

CT
| Current

Cardiac Catheterization
| Current

Cardiac MRI
| All cardiac MR reports

Echocardiogram
| all echocardiogram reports

Electrocardiogram
| Current

Holter monitor
| Current
Heart failure patients with suspected or confirmed HCM

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Discharge summary
| Within 1 month

Echocardiogram
| Current
Worsening symptoms following recent hospitalization of suspected or confirmed HCM patients

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month
Pregnant patients with suspected or confirmed HCM
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic (HCM) is a Nurse Clinician directed clinic with multidisciplinary support dedicated to the management of patients with suspected or confirmed HCM.  Plan of care includes interval clinical assessment and follow-up by a cardiologist.  Other services include management of prescription medications, ongoing patient teaching, lifestyle recommendations, family screening teaching, as well as coordination of necessary specialist referrals.
Referrals will be triaged by the Nurse Clinician.  Referrals considered urgent will be seen within 2 months.  Please contact the clinic if additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency of the referral.

*Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) may require assessment by cardiology, but are not seen in the HCM clinic 

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
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic is located on the 3rd Floor of South Health Campus within the Cardiovascular Diagnostics department.
South Health Campus Brochure

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.

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic is located on the 3rd Floor of South Health Campus within the Cardiovascular Diagnostics department.
South Health Campus Brochure

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
Take Outpatient Elevators (T1) to Level 3, turn left.
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.


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