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What We Do

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 (cathet​er) 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.

Tests

​At the Toronto General Hospital, ​we perform:

 The Future of Cardiac Care

​​The future of cardiac care is recognized in the PMCC Cardiovascular Investigation Units. At Toronto General Hospital innovative new units have been created.


 

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How to Prepare

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

 Materials and Resources to Help You

​The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.​

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* These material(s) are also available in other languages.

More information on cardiac and heart Health:


Visit our health information section.​​​​​

 Meet Our Team

Many of the country's top interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons perform procedures in our state of the art catheterization labs and we are one of the few labs in the city that employ an all registered nursing staff to assist our physicians. Our multidisciplinary team consists of specialty physicians, registered nurses, radiology technologists, operating room attendants and clerical support staff.


Medical Director: Dr. Alan Barolet (Interim)
Phone: 416 586 8495
Fax: 416 586 5360

Manager – Toronto General Hospital: Pauline Glaves, RN

 

Invasive Cardiologists – UHN

Phone: 416 603 5386
Fax: 416 603 5274
Dr. Alan Barolet
Phone: 416 586 9495
Fax: 416 586 5360
Dr. Lee Benson
Phone: 416 813 7654 ext. 3523
Fax: 416 813 5857
Phone: 416 340 5172
Fax: 416 595 1614
Phone: 416 340 3940
Fax: 416 340 4134
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6265
Fax: 416 340 3390
Phone: 416 340 3835
Fax: 416 340 3000
Phone: 416 340 5237
Fax: 416 340 4710
Dr. Susanna Mak
Phone: 416 586 5554
Fax: 416 586 4775
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6805
Fax: 416 340 4012
Phone: 416 340 4615
Fax: 416 340 4144
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6265
Fax: 416 340 3390
Dr. John Parker
Phone: 416 586 4794
Fax: 416 586 8413
Phone: 416 340 4930
Fax: 416 340 3865
Phone: 416 340 4598
Fax: 416 340-4418

 

Invasive Cardiologists – Community Partners

Dr. R. Bauer
Phone: 416 245 1150
Fax: 416 245 1166
​​Dr. M. Fisher
Phone: 416 233 4242
Fax: 416 233 4233
Dr. A. Gupta
Phone: 416 462 3884
Fax: 416 462 3895
Dr. P. Myron
Phone: 416 493 7571
Fax: 416 493 0851
Dr. L. Sternberg
Phone: 416 323 7556
Fax: 416 323 6304
Dr. T. To
Phone: 416 743 3636
Fax: 416 743 5961