University of Ottawa Heart Institute ACHD Clinic

Data valid for 2008

General Information
Address: 40 Ruskin Street, Room H-3413, Ottawa, ON KIY 4W7
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (613) 761-4318
Appointment Requests: (613) 761-4318
Year Formalized: 1988
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Ottawa Hospital (Adult)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Pediatric)
Medical School: University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Luc Beauchesne, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 11
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
K. Chan, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 23
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 831
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Adult Hospital/Clinic
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?
Catheter-based procedures are done:
Invasive EP procedures are done:
ACHD Surgeries are done:
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John Fulerp, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Joanne Morin RN, EC
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 13
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
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: Yes
Medical Social Worker:
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated:
PAH in ACHD is managed medically:
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are:
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication:
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: