Northern Alberta Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 4C2 Walter C. Macenzie Centre, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (780) 407-1050
Appointment Requests: (780) 407-1050
Year Formalized: 1989
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of the Alberta Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Alberta
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Isabelle VonderMuhll, MD, FRCP(C)
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 8
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Dylan Taylor, MD, FRCP(C)
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 21
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 900
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:University of Alberta Hospital- Stollery Site, Mazankowski Alberta 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/Pediatric 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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joseph Atallah, MD, FRCP(C)
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Yashu (James) Coe, MD, FRCP(C)
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Kantoch, MD, FRCP(C)
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Pamela Heggie, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 593
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 88
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Multicenter Telehealth Conference held bimonthy across 4 provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba) for presentation of complex patients and surgical request. Our program is the referral center for ACHD surgery for these provinces.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
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 ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds & Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A