Over the past few years, we have all faced unprecedented challenges that have significantly altered our daily routines. At the Toronto Heart Centre, we remain committed to serving our patients while closely monitoring the latest updates regarding COVID-19. In accordance with the recommendations from the Ministry of Health and the Government of Ontario, we have implemented the following safety measures:
- Placement of hand disinfectants throughout the clinic for patient use.
- Removal of all magazines from the waiting room to reduce potential contamination.
- Frequent disinfection of waiting room surfaces, desks, keyboards, mice, door handles, and countertops at the front desk.
- Prioritizing safety in all aspects of our operations.
As of 2023, we are pleased to announce that we have resumed in-person appointments for all our patients. If you need to contact us, please call our office at (647) 776-2500 and leave a voicemail; we will be checking messages hourly. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will prioritize urgent inquiries. Rest assured that we will continue to communicate with you and provide the best possible support at all times.
The well-being of our patients, employees, and community remains our top priority.
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.