McMaster Adult Congential Cardiac Clinic

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical Centre Site, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (905) 521-2100 Ext 76645
Appointment Requests: (905) 521-2100 Ext 73276
Year Formalized: 1993
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical Centre Site (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hamilton Health Sciences - Hamilton General Hospital Site (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: McMaster University Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Elaine Gordon, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 21
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 990
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Out-patients seen at:Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical Centre Site
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
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: Yes (Formal transition at age: 17)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Omid Salehian, MD
Int Med, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Javier Ganame, MD, PhD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Omid Salehian, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Laura Lee Walter, RN, NP-A, MN/ACNP
Other Program Staff: Vicki Allan; Angelique Crewson
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 0
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Our ACHD program is situated in the same facility as the pediatric congenital program. This does allow for a smoother transition and transfer of care as the patients are already comfortable with the facilities. This also allows for greater communication and collaboration. We are also located in the same facility as our high risk OB program which also allows for greater communication and collaboration. The facility also has a quaternay care NICU.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: No
Interventional Catheterization: No
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:No
Medical Social Worker:No
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A