University of Calgary Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3500 26 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J4
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (403) 943-4504
Appointment Requests: (403) 943-4504
Year Formalized: 1991
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Peter Lougheed Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Foothills Medical Centre (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Calgary Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Anne Nanette Alvarez, BA, MD, FRCP(C)
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Tim Prieur, MD, FRC{(C)
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1544
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:Peter Lougheed Hospital
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Np
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:7
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Michael Connely
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Rogin Clegg
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Peter Gianocarro
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Grant Peters
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Andrew Grant
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
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Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations:
Director's Description
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: No
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows:
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