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.
For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.
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.
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
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Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 7
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30
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.
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.
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.
CV Labs, East Wing, 4 floor
3500 26 Avenue NE
On major bus route an lifts on site.