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Clinics & Clinical Care

We are a key member of Sunnybrook's Schulich Heart Program, providing leadership in the management and care of patients with cardiac and vascular diseases, focusing on coordinated and integrated cardiovascular services; interventional cardiac procedures, acute coronary syndromes, women's cardiovascular health and ambulatory care.

Clinics

Our clinics, including our extremely active Arrhythmia Consult Clinic & our ICD/Pacemaker clinic, feature over 6000 visits annually.
All clinics see patients by referral only. If you'd like to make an appointment, please arrange a referral through your health care provider.

  • Daily cardiologist clinics (arranged directly by the cardiologist's office)

  • Arrhythmia Consult clinic
    416-480-6100 x7383

  • ICD/Pacemaker clinic
    416-480-4470 or 416-480-4471

  • Interventional Cardiology Clinic (arranged directly by the cardiologist's office)
  • Congestive Heart Failure clinic
    416-480-6100 x2484
  • Residents Clinic
    416-480-6020

Clinical Care

Our division features 20 full-time and 5 part-time community cardiologists. The Division performs over 3300 diagnostic cardiac angiograms, 1800 coronary angioplasties, 75 transaortic valvular implants, 25 mitra clips, 370 pacemakers, 220 ICDs and over 300 EP studies/ablations annually.

Our major clinical accomplishments include the Arrhythmia Program, performing advanced intra-cardiac defibrillator insertions and electrophysiologic studies, and our Interventional Cardiology group, recognized as a national leader of intravascular intervention, including intravascular ultrasound, stents and procedures.

As well, the Sunnybrook echo lab is accredited by the Inter-Societal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories, one of three in Canada and the first in Toronto to achieve full accreditation in all areas of echocardiography.

Inpatient Activities
These include emergency care, an active cardiology ward and CCU and hospital-wide cardiac consultation services. The CICU has now expanded its activities to include full ventilation. There are four cardiac catheterization/arrhythmia rooms and one dedicated research cardiac MRI catheterization suite. The Division directly cares for Cardiology telemetry beds, interventional beds and intensive Coronary Care Unit beds. 

Outpatient Activities
We support a large ambulatory interventional/diagnostic catheterization program with 15 diagnostic cardiac cath outpatient beds, a newly established Rapid Cardiac Assessment Clinic, as well as leading edge echo services. With 6 state of the art echo machines (1 with 3-D echo capability) and 6 full-time sonographers in the non-invasive echo laboratory, we are one of only 3 echo labs in Canada accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (sponsored by American College of Cardiology/ American Society of Echocardiography) for adult echo, transesophageal echo and stress echo. Over
10,000 echocardiographic procedures are performed annually. The non-invasive lab recorded over 3,700 visits. Our outpatient clinics serve about 12,500 patients each year.

Location and contact

Cardiology division

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
D-wing, 4th floor,
room D 408
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6066

Email: 
nita.dalalweber@
sunnybrook.ca


Division Head:
Dr. Bradley Strauss