Northern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: Unit 2A7, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (780) 407-6552
Appointment Requests: (780) 407-6552
Year Formalized: 1989
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of the Alberta Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mazankowski Heart Institute (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Alberta
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Isabelle VonderMuhll, MD
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Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1100
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:Stollery Children's Hospital
Outpatients seen at:Mazankowski Heart Institute
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/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 14+)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joseph Atallah, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Yashu (James) Coe, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Kantoch, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dylan Taylor, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jonathan Windram, BSC,MBChB, MRCP (UK)
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Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Pamela Heggie, RN, BSN
RN/LPN: Deb Jandura, RN, BscN
Other Program Staff: Bonda Toppin, Program Asst
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 650
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 110
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Surgical and Interventional referral center for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northern BC, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Manitoba. Our centre hosts bi-monthly conferences via telehealth for referring centres to present patient for consensus recommendation.
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: No
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: No
Medical Social Worker:No
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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014