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, FRCP(C)
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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
Out-patients seen at:Stollery Children's Hospital, 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, FRCP(C)
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Yashu (James) Coe, MD, FRCP(C)
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Kantoch, MD, FRCP(C)
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dylan Taylor, MD, FRCPC, FACC, CHE
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jonathan Windram, BSC,MBChB, MRCP (UK)
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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