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There are two Cardiovascular Investigations Units within UHN.
Toronto General Hospital |
Maps & DirectionsEaton Building - 2nd Floor.
Toronto Western Hospital |
Maps & DirectionsFell Pavilion - 3rd Floor. Clinic Directions
Toronto General HospitalMonday – Friday8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: 416 340 3636Fax: 416 340 3788
Toronto Western HospitalMonday – Friday8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: 416 603 5184Fax: 416 603 5698
For any questions prior to or after procedure appointment contact the Cardiac Triage Department.Phone: 416 340 5184
The Cardiovascular Investigations Unit is where we perform heart catheterizations and angiograms.
Heart catheterization and coronary angiography are x-ray tests to see if there are problems your hearts circulation and it's different chambers or valves. Arteries and chambers do not show up well in a normal x-ray, so we inject a contrast to make them more visible for a short while. The x-ray will allow your doctor to see where your arteries may be blocked and advise you how to treat any heart problem revealed.
At the start of the test, we insert a tube (catheter) into one of your arteries or veins in the groin or wrist and guide it to your heart. We then inject contrast through the tube so that we can record proper pictures of your heart's blood vessels.
The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.
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At the Toronto General Hospital, we perform:
At the Toronto Western Hospital, we perform:
The future of cardiac care is recognized in the PMCC Cardiovascular Investigation Units. At Toronto General Hospital innovative new units have been created.