Cardiology

We provide excellence in cardiac care to children born with heart disease and those who develop heart problems later in life. We serve southern Alberta as well as parts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

The Pediatric Cardiology service at Alberta Children’s Hospital was established in 1985. Our cardiac multidisciplinary team currently consists of nine cardiologists, nurses, cardiac sonographers, ECG technologists and other allied health professionals. We provide excellence in cardiac care to children born with heart disease and those who develop heart problems later in life. We serve southern Alberta as well as parts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. We also offer travelling clinics to Lethbridge.

Ours is a non-cardiac surgical program supported by the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute at Stollery Hospital in Edmonton where our patients undergo cardiac surgery and catheterization. We are affiliated with the Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network, the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, the University of Calgary and Cumming School of Medicine.

In addition to clinical care, our program emphasizes education of patients, families and healthcare providers about cardiac disease, and promotes cardiovascular health and research.

Cardiac Care (Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac Services)

  • Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Foothills Medical Centre

Fetal Cardiology (Diagnostics and Counselling)

Cardiac Imaging

  • Echocardiography (Transthoracic, Transesophageal, Fetal, 3D, Contrast Echo)
  • Cardiac MRI and CT

Electrophysiology Service

  • Electrocardiography, Holter Studies and Event Monitoring
  • Exercise Testing
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic
  • Pediatric Device Clinic (Pacemakers and Defibrillators)
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation

Heart Transplant Clinic

Advanced Heart Failure Program

  • Outpatient Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Support
  • Home Milrinone

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Critical Care (Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units)

Translational and Genomic Medicine Research Program

Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program

Referring Patients

We require a requisition from a medical care provider to perform testing including ECG, echocardiography, and stress testing. The referral form can be found here: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/frm-103191.pdf. Referrals for consultation by a cardiologist can be faxed to 403-955-7621.

We do accept referrals for Cardiology consultations via a referral letter sent by the requesting physician. Referrals must include indication and relevant history.

A physician referral is required for all cardiac assessments. Please contact your family doctor, pediatrician or specialist.

  • Translational genomic and cardiogenomics (Dr. Steven Greenway)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (Dr. Erica Vorhies)
  • Non-invasive imaging of congenital heart disease (Dr. David Patton and Dr. Kim Myers)
  • Fetal Echocardiography (Dr. Deb Fruitman and Dr. Lindsay Mills)
  • Inherited Arrhythmias (Dr. Robin Clegg)

We do not currently have a PGME program in Pediatric Cardiology. Elective opportunities are available for medical students and residents.

Dr. Robin Clegg
Dr. Franciscus Dicke
Dr. Deborah Fruitman
Dr. Steven Greenway
Dr. Lindsay Mills
Dr. Kimberley Myers (Section Chief)
Dr. David Patton  
Dr. Erika Vorhies