Montreal Heart Institute Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 5000 Belanger Street, Montreal, QC H1T 1C8
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (514) 376-3330 ext 2020
Appointment Requests: (514) 376-3330 ext 2020
Year Formalized: 1989
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Montreal Heart Institute (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Sainte-Justine Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Montreal
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Paul Khairy, MD, PhD
IM, IM Card, EP
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Lise-Andrée Mercier, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 28
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1678
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7
Out-patients seen at:Montreal 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 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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Gregor Andelfinger, MD
Ped, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
François Marcotte, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
François-Pierre Mongeon, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Annie Dore, MD
IM, IM Card, ACHD Echo
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Reda Ibrahim, MD
IM, IM Card, ACHD Intervention
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Marilène Dallaire, ACHD Clinical Nurse Anna Proietti, ACHD Research Nurse
Other Program Staff: Micheline Dufresne
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 40
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The Montreal Heart Institute's national center of excellence in adult congenital heart disease is dedicated to providing the highest levels of comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate care to the adult with congenital heart disease. The center is unique in the diversity and depth of its expertise, with a highly trained team specialized in all aspects of care. It caters to patients from the province of Quebec and receives referrals for specialized interventions from across Canada and Europe. It offers three fellowship streams (i.e., ACHD imaging, interventional, and electrophysiology), with scholarships available on a competitive basis. It is dedicated to innovative research.
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: No
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD program
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 & Peds), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 & 2 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012