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Cardiology Clinic

Location:
555 University Avenue, 4A, Atrium, 4th Floor
Phone:
416-813-5848
Fax:
416-813-5582
Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays)

About the Clinic

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. 

Pre-appointment Instructions

Important pre-appointment instructions:

Stress Test:

Please ensure that your child has had a good breakfast or lunch, at least one hour prior to the test, and please make sure they have comfortable clothes and running shoes on. 

Lipid Clinic: 

Please ensure that your child has fasted for 12 hours prior to the clinic visit. Please remember that blood work must be completed one hour prior to the clinic visit. You must register at the Cardiology Clinic first in order to receive your blood work requisition. 

Kawasaki Clinic: 

Please remember that blood work must be completed one hour prior to the clinic visit. No fasting is required. You must register at the Cardiology Clinic first in order to receive your blood work requisition. 

Sedation Echo: 

If your child is scheduled to have an echo under sedation please note that you will receive a call approximately 1 week prior to the appointment to review the eating and drinking instructions to prepare for sedation.  If you haven’t received these instructions please call 416-813-7336 and your call will be directed accordingly. 

Directions:

Register at the Cardiology Clinic on Unit 4A, located on the 4th floor of the hospital’s Atrium wing. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

Although we try to see our patients in a timely manner, please expect that your cardiac tests and visit to our clinic will take several hours. Patients and families can expect to meet a variety of friendly health-care professionals and administrative staff to direct and answer questions throughout their visit. Depending on the nature of the visit, you may expect to meet: administrative staff, medical technicians, clinical nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, physiotherapists, consulting services, and our team of cardiologists, just to name a few.  

Patients may be required to complete a series of tests based upon the nature of their clinical visit. For example: an ECG, echocardiogram, 24hr or 48hr Holter monitor, stress test, pulmonary function test, telephone transmitter monitor etc. Our professional staff and technicians will work with you between your tests and clinic visit.   

Quality patient care is our top priority. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, as we remain committed to supporting you as a patient and family member. 

Coming to a clinic appointment

It's important to come prepared and be on time for a clinic appointment. Visit Coming for Clinic Appointments to read appointment guidelines that are applicable for most clinical appointments at SickKids.

You’ll find information on how to prepare and what to bring, what to do if you/your child are sick before your appointment or you need to cancel,  and important things to know about the SickKids philosophy.

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