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Cardiovascular Investigations Unit

About the Cardiovascular Investigations Unit

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​There are two Cardiovascular Investigations Units within ​​​UHN.

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital | map iconMaps & Directions
Eaton Building - 2nd Floor.
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​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital | map iconMaps & Directions
Fell Pavilion - 3rd Floor.
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Hours & Contact

Toronto General Hospital
Monday – Frid​ay
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Phone: 416 340 3636
Fax: 416 340 3788​

Toronto Western Hospital
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Phone: 416 603 5184
Fax: 416 603 5698

For any questions prior to or after procedure appointment contact the Cardiac Triage Department.

Phone: 416 340 5184

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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.

 Health Information

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

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More information on cardiac and heart Health:


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 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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