DR CHI-MING CHOW PATIENT COMMUNICATION PLATFORM
Construction at Yonge & Eglinton
Please be aware that there are many inconveniences at the street level accessing 2300 Yonge St. and also exiting the TTC subway. Please allow for more travel time.
We are excited at the opportunity to offer a new level of service and commitment to heart health care in your community with the opening of the Toronto Heart Centre (THC) at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre.
With access to more than 20 of Toronto’s top cardiologists – renowned full-time clinicians from St. Michael’s Hospital – you can feel confident in referring your patients for the best in cardiovascular treatment and care.
Dr. Chi-Ming Chow, MD, FRCPC Cardiologist AFib and Stroke Risk Assessment With CHADS for Family Physicians
AFib occurs in about 300,000 patients in Canada, and usually it occurs among patients who are older. When you get up to age 80, it can be up to 10 to 15 percent of patients who have atrial fibrillation.
It is a condition when the atrium is actually contracting irregularly, and then it can go in a very fast heart rate. And sometimes it leads to patients having palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness, and sometimes chest discomfort as well.
It is also associated with an increased risk of having a stroke, up to about two to four times. So it’s important to actually have yourself evaluated when you have atrial fibrillation, to assess the need for controlling your symptoms, as well as reducing the risk of having a stroke.
At the Toronto Heart Centre you can expect:
Rapid or prompt access to consultation and diagnostic tests
Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography by physicians specialized in echocardiography
Holter Monitoring and Loop Monitoring for Heart Arrhythmias
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Access to Specialized clinics, e.g. Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, etc…
Rapid Access to Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Therapeutics, e.g. Cardiac Catheterization, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI), Electrophysiology Study, and Cardiac Surgery.
The Toronto Heart Centre is conveniently located at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre with easy access to parking and public transit.
Languages: English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic
Dr. Paul Dorian, MD, CM, MSc. Cardiologist Considering The Right Afib Patient for Ablation Treatment
A cardiac pacemaker is the natural pacemaker of your heart, which controls your heart rate. An artificial pacemaker is a small device that’s surgically placed under the skin of the chest and uses electrical pulses to help control your heartbeat. People with an arrythmia (irregular heartbeat) may require a pacemaker. An arrythmia can be caused by a heartbeat that's too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia).