Within the UBC Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, our large team of highly-trained cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work closely with allied health professionals to provide exemplary cardiac care to patients across the province.
We provide a wide range of general and specialized cardiac service, including ambulatory and inpatient consultative cardiology, cardiac intensive care, cardiac transplantation and ventricular assist, interventional and structural cardiology, electrophysiology, among other specialty clinics1. We also offer a full spectrum of diagnostic investigations2.
The Divisions have a large research3 focus on developing innovative therapies, procedures, and technologies. Through our world-renowned Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery residency programs and our Subspecialty Fellowship Programs, we provide exceptional training to developing physicians on both a national and international level.
Cardiology Clinic / STAT Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital
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.
General Cardiology STAT Urgent Care Cardiology Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital
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.
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 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 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)
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)
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 Rehabilitation Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul’s Hospital
The Healthy Heart Program is a Hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation and prevention program aimed at patients who have had a recent heart attack or bypass surgery or who are at risk of having a heart attack. Click here to learn more.
Cardiac Rehabilitation at Vancouver General Hospital
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.
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.
Cardiac Transplant Clinic
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.
Congenital Heart disease (Pacific Adult Congenital Heart, PACH)
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.
Healthy Heart Program – Prevention/Lipid Clinic
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.
Heart Function Clinic SPH
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 / Cardiac Function Clinic VGH
The Cardiac Function Clinic at VGH helps clients manage symptoms of heart failure by providing education and support groups on the condition and the ways it can be controlled. Click here to learn more.
Heart Rhythm Cardiac Device / Pacemaker Clinic (HRD) 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 (HAC)
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, other connective tissue disorders). Click here to learn more.
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.