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Labatt Family Heart Centre
Labatt Family Heart Centre

Clinic Information

Cardiac Clinics

The cardiac clinic specializes in the diagnosis and follow-up of children with congenital or acquired cardiac disease from birth to 18 years of age. We see approximately 10,000 patient visits per year, including those who require surgery, have genetic or metabolic disorders with cardiac complications or have cardiac defects that require ongoing medical management. For further information on specific cardiac defects, please see the AboutKidsHealth.

Location: 4th Floor Atrium (4A)

Phone: 416-813-5848 (General Information)

Fax: 416-813-5582 (Ambulatory Referral Management System (ARMS)

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

**To abide by OHIP guidelines, all patients must be referred by a patient's family MD, paediatrician or other physician.

Specialty Clinics and Services and Contact details:

  • Heart Function - Judith Wilson PNP or Kristen George PNP
  • Hyperlipidemia - Nita Chahal PNP
  • Pulmonary Hypertension - Janette Reyes PNP
  • Kawasaki Disease - Nita Chahal PNP
  • Marfan's / Connective Tissue Disorder - Nicole Macbeth-Curtis
  • Single Ventricle - Jennifer Thomas NP or Paula Periera-Solomas PNP
  • Arrythmia - Nancy Slater
  • Pacemaker/ICd - Christine Chiu-Man
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Sonila Mustafa
  • Pre-Operative Preparation  - Sumar Rahman
  • PRSV Prophylaxis - Marilyn Cranis RN (Program Coordinator)

Heart Station

The Heart Station is a non-invasive electrophysiology testing area. 

We perform:

  • Electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Holter Monitor Application and Scanning
  • Exercise Stress testing
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring
  • Telephone Transmitter teaching and receiving centre
  • Paemaker/ICD monitoring and follow-up care
  • Adult testing (ECG and signal averaged ECG) when an electrophysiology genetic disease is suspected in a child.

The Heart station conducts approximately 10,000 ECGs, 3000 Holters and 1100 exercise tests per year. To learn more about Heart Station tests, please see the AboutKidsHealth.

Location: 4th Floor Atrium (4A)

Phone: 416-813-7486

Fax: 416-813-6450 
**Please note requests for all heart station testing will not be accepted from outside MDs without privileges. If any tests are required please refer your patient through the ARMS system.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Electrophysiology Division Head: Dr. Joel Kirsh
Manager: Lauren Skanes
Team Leader:
Christine Chiu-Man

Staff Electrophysiologists:
Dr. Joel Kirsh
Dr. Robert Hamilton
Dr. Gil Gross
Dr. Elizabeth Stephenson