St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre is committed to meeting the ongoing needs of our cardiac patients by providing quality, compassionate care close to home.
Our Cardiac Clinics are conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital. For more information about our Cardiac Clinics please call Reception at 519-749-6938.
Heart Function Clinic
This clinic provides comprehensive, evidence-based care for patients who have been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. The services are provided by an interprofessional team and include medical evaluation, prescribed exercises, cardiac risk factor modification, education, counselling, behavioural interventions, and will emphasize healthy heart living.
For more information contact the clinic at 519-749-6919. A physician referral is required for these services. To find the Heart Function Clinic Referral Form, click here.
Heart Function Clinic Education
Heart Function Clinic Education: The Importance of Diet with Dietitian Julie Frede
Managing Heart Failure with Registered Nurse Donna Lowery
What Is Heart Failure with Dr. Amelia Yip
Patient Experience Story – St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre
The Arrhythmia Clinic at St. Mary’s General Hospital is located on the Main Floor within Cardio Diagnostics. This clinic is staffed by Cardiologists who specialize in Electrophysiology and a Nurse Practitioner. The clinic offers services to the community for consultation and follow up care regarding arrhythmia problems. All referrals to the Arrhythmia Clinic are reviewed by the Cardiologist and are booked into the clinic according to the acuity of the heart rhythm disorder. Some cardiac testing may be required before you are seen in the clinic such as an Echocardiogram or Holter monitor. For your appointment, please bring your health card and medications.
Common Heart Rhythm Disorders:
- Atrial Fibrillation – See the patient handbook on Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation here
- Atrial Flutter
- Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
Possible treatment options for Heart Rhythm Disorders:
- Catheter Ablation/Electrophysiology Study – See the patient handbook for Electrophysiology Study and Ablation here
- Cardiac Devices
- Permanent Pacemaker
- Leadless Pacemaker
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
- Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD)
- Implantable Loop Recorder
Referrals for the Heart Rhythm Program should be directed to –
Regional Cardiac Care Coordinator for the Heart Rhythm Program
Phone: (519) 749-6578 Ext. 1500
Fax: (519) 749-6589
Click here for the Heart Rhythm Referral Form.
The Device Clinic follows patients with a variety of cardiac devices including implantable loop recorders (ILR), pacemakers (PPM) and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD). The clinic is staffed by Cardiovascular Technologists (CVT) and a Registered Nurse (RN) who will check the device, ensure it is working properly and reprogram if needed. The clinic also provides post-procedure education and does remote monitoring as needed. The CVT or RN may arrange for you to see the Cardiologist or Nurse Practitioner if there is a concern with the device. For your appointment, please remember to bring your health card and medications.
If you have a cardiac device and need to reach the Device Clinic, please call:
St. Mary’s General Hospital Device Clinic
Phone: (519) 749-6567
Fax: (519) 749-6871