The UBC Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery offer expedited referrals to General Cardiology Clinics for urgent patients at both St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). We also have numerous Specialty Clinics to address various cardiac conditions at SPH, VGH, and UBC Hospital. For referrals to specific cardiologists at either hospital, please fax the regional referral form to the cardiologist’s office.
Cardiology Clinic / STAT Clinic At SPH
The General Cardiology Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital provides timely assessment of patients with cardiac symptoms or known cardiac conditions, with subsequent investigations, diagnosis, and longitudinal care. Click here to learn more.
Cardiology STAT Clinic At VGH
General cardiology referrals are accepted for patients requiring expedited consultation at the discretion of the referring physician. Referring physicians are urged to identify such referrals carefully as there is limited capacity. Click here to learn more.
Aortic Clinic at VGH
The Centre for Thoracic Aortic Disease is a multi-disciplinary (cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, and interventional radiology) clinic for the assessment and management of patients with diseases of the thoracic aorta. Click here to learn more.
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at SPH
The Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital assesses patients with suspected, new, or previous diagnosis of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter who are not yet on recommended treatments. Click here to learn more.
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at VGH
The Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre offers a specialized short-term pathway for patients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, with close monitoring of their condition. Click here to learn more.
BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program (BCIAP) at SPH
The BC Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic accepts referrals for suspected or known diagnosis of an inherited arrhythmia (Long QT syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, Brugada syndrome, sudden unexplained cardiac arrest and sudden unexpected death, some hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). Click here to learn more.
Cardiac Obstetrics (COB) Clinic at SPH
Pre-pregnancy counselling and cardiac care are provided to pre-conception or pregnant women with congenital and acquired heart disease at risk of developing heart complications during pregnancy by specially trained physicians and nurses to support them through their pregnancy. Click here to learn more.
Cardiac Oncology Clinic at VGH
Cardiac Rehabilitation / Healthy Heart Program at SPH
Prevention Clinic / Healthy Heart Program at SPH
The Prevention Clinic incorporates multidisciplinary assessment and management (nurse educator, dietician, physician) of cardiovascular risk, inherited or other dyslipidemia, statin intolerance, known CVD, personal or family history of premature vascular disease, pre-diabetes, and smoking cessation. Click here to learn more.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic at VGH
The Syd and Joanne Belzberg Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic is a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation and risk-factor reduction program serving men and women who have had a recent heart attack, angina, coronary angioplasty or open heart surgery, and those at risk of developing heart disease. Click here to learn more.
Cardiac Sarcoidosis Clinic at SPH
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition involving infiltration of granulomas into various tissues, most commonly the lungs. In approximately 5% of sarcoidosis patients, the heart is also impacted by granulomas and can result in sudden cardiac death or heart failure over time. Click here to learn more.
Congenital Heart Disease (Pacific Adult Congenital Heart, PACH) Clinic at SPH
The PACH clinic’s multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists and social workers provide clinical expertise to patients 18 years and older with congenital heart disease. Click here to learn more.
Heart Failure Regional Program at SPH and VGH
The Heart Failure and Transplant Programs look after people who have heart failure who have been referred either for help with finding out about and treating heart failure or assessment for heart transplant and care after the transplant. Click here to learn more.
Heart Transplant Clinic at SPH
St Paul’s Hospital is home to British Columbia’s only heart transplant program. Patients who are less than 70 years old with end-stage heart failure or acutely decompensating heart failure may be eligible for transplant assessment and are referred to St Paul’s Hospital by their GP or Cardiologist. Click here to learn more.
Heart Rhythm Cardiac Device / Pacemaker Clinic (HRD) at SPH and VGH
The Cardiac Device Clinic is for patients with implanted heart rhythm devices, providing ongoing management of patients with existing implant devices (e.g. pacemakers, loop recorders, and/or cardioverter-defibrillators). Click here to learn more.
Heart Rhythm Management (HRMC) at SPH and VGH
Heritable Aortopathies Clinic (HAC) at SPH
The Heritable Aortopathies Clinic (HAC) provides comprehensive, multisystem assessments, care and follow up for people with a wide range of genetic disorders that stretch or weaken the aorta (e.g. Loey Dietz, Marfan Syndrome and other connective tissue disorders). Click here to learn more.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at SPH
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinic is a clinic which combines the expertise of specialists in both cardiology and medical genetics to identify, screen and manage patients and families affected by HCM. Click here to learn more.
Palliative Cardiology Program at VGH
Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at VGH
The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic evaluates and manages patients with pulmonary hypertension and is located at Vancouver General Hospital Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. Click here to learn more.
RACE - Cardiology at SPH and VGH
The RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) program offers a telephone number providing family physicians access to specialty services for practical guidance and advice regarding assessment, management and treatment plans for the patient. Click here to learn more.
Smoking Cessation Clinic at VGH
Sports Cardiology at UBC Hospital
Exercise and participation in sport is incredibly healthy and ultimately low risk. However, screening tests can provide strong value for athletes as they are pushing their bodies past the normal endurance limits. Click here to learn more.
Transcatheter Heart Valve Program at SPH and VGH
Valves can become tight or leaky over time, and cause people to feel short of breath, chest pain, very tired or faint. For some people, the risks of open heart surgery are too high. Click here to learn more.
Women’s Heart Health Clinic at VGH
The focus of the Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic is prevention (women with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease), work-up of chest pain, or dyspnea that may be of a cardiac nature, and / or second opinion for patients with ongoing chest pain. Click here to learn more.