If your patient needs an emergent coronary angiogram or coronary angioplasty, please contact the CICU Senior directly at 416 340 4066. Alternatively, please page the Senior on call for the CICU through locating at 416 340 3155.
If your patient needs an urgent coronary angiogram or coronary angioplasty within 24 to 48 hours, please call the Cardiac Triage Office at 416 340 5184.
Coronary Angiogram/Cardiac Catheterization
Call us Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm to speak directly to an RN triage coordinator.Phone: 416 340 5184
Call us Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm to speak directly to an RN triage coordinator.Phone: 416 340 4949
For all urgent and standard referrals, first download and complete theCath Referral Form.
Once you have completed the form, fax it, along with any relevant tests, to 416 340 3788. On the referral form, please include your fax number so we may provide you with a preliminary report in a timely manner.
Please ensure that the form is complete; if incomplete, we will need to contact you to obtain all relevant clinical and patient safety information to complete the booking in a timely manner. We are also required to submit complete forms to CCN for the provincial database and appreciate your help in collecting and sending all the important information. Your office is responsible for providing the referral documents, test results and imaging that they must bring and for arranging needed blood work. It is extremely important to ensure that your patient has had the following tests prior to the procedure date:
Booking – What Will Happen
For urgent referrals, our office will call you with the procedure date and time.For elective referrals, our office will call the patient to inform them of the appointment and then notify your office. Alternatively, feel free to call the Triage Office while the patient is in your office and receive a procedure date provided the referral form is complete and blood work is done or arranged. You should feel free to contact the offices of any UHN cardiologists who perform caths directly if that is the route you prefer. The triage office is responsible for providing the patient with the appointment information, including time and location.
In addition to the completed referral form, make sure to include (reports/tests/scans/clinics notes, etc.)
We appreciate your help in providing the full information required to facilitate a timely procedure date.
Please download the following information booklet to give your patient:
If we book procedure at TWH:Information about your Heart Procedure (Toronto Western Hospital)
If we book procedure at TGH:Information about your Heart Procedure (Toronto General Hospital)