Patients

URGENT NOTICE

It has been a challenging time for all in the last few weeks. Many of our routines have changed all of a sudden.

Here at THC we are continuing to function to serve our patients who need urgent and essential services at this time. Our nonessential services have been temporarily suspended. We are also monitoring the latest news regarding COVID-19 and continue to take precautions, as suggested by the Ministry of Health and the Government of Ontario, that include:

  • Prominently place disinfectants throughout our clinic for patients’ hands.
  • Removed all magazines from the waiting room.
  • Wipe down waiting room surfaces, desks, keyboards/mice, door knobs/handles andcounter tops at the front desk more frequently.
  • Do all that we can to ensure that safety is at the forefront of our operations.

We will continue to support our patients and have begun to utilize virtual means of consultations with our patients. If you feel it’s urgent to speak with your cardiologist please feel free to call our office and leave a voice message at (647) 776-2500; we will be retrieving calls every hour. Alternatively, you may email us at reception@torontoheartcentre.ca, and we will prioritize urgent inquiries. We will keep communicating with you as best as we can and support you in the best way possible during this difficult time.

Our patients, employees and community will always remain our first priority.


Prevention Handouts

In order to help to our patients during these unprecedented times, we have created a series practical “tip sheets” on wellness and preventive cardiology.  Click below to download the information sheets. This service was created by our prevention team for virtual cardiac rehab visits – however may be circulated and used by all patients, providers and the public as well.


Preparing to Visit Your Cardiologist

In order to maximize the interaction between you and your cardiologist at your next visit, it is best to come prepared. There are materials you should bring with you and ways you should prepare for your appointment.

Diagnostic Tests in Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular specialists employ many different diagnostic modalities in treating cardiovascular diseases. Apart from a detailed history, comprehensive physical examination and relevant blood tests, a physician has to order a number of specialized diagnostic tests to help in the course of diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases.

Useful Patient Resources

The following are some commonly used patient information websites where patient-level health articles can be found. Patients can learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with their healthcare providers.

CT Angiography (CTA)

Angiography is a minimally invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Angiography uses one of three imaging technologies and, in most cases, a contrast material injection is needed to produce pictures of blood vessels in the body.