Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

Special services

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Electrophysiology laboratory and catheter ablation

The electrophysiology laboratory is an area where invasive procedures are performed to diagnose and/or treat various heart rhythm problems. Most patients are admitted to hospital the day of the procedure and are usually discharged the following day.

Patient information

Contact information

For referrals – Telephone: 416-864-5152

Fax: 416-864-5348

  • Referral form (45 kb pdf file)
  • Booking coordinator (Joanna Connell): 416-864-6060 x 6526
Device implantation

A variety of cardiac devices can be implanted in or close to the heart to diagnose and treat various heart rhythm problems. This includes pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and internal loop recorders. Procedures to implant these devices are done in the arrhythmia operating room. Most of these procedures are done through day surgery, such that patients are discharged home the same day of the procedure.

Patient information

Contact information

For referrals – Telephone: 416-864-5152

Fax: 416-864-5348

  • Referral form (45 kb pdf file)
  • Booking coordinator (Emily Little): 416-864-6060 x 2679
Cardioversion

Patients who have a rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter may require a shock to the heart in order to restore a normal rhythm. This type of procedure is called a cardioversion and is done as a same day procedure.

Patient information

Contact information

For referrals – Telephone: 416-864-5152

Fax: 416-864-5348

  • Referral form (45 kb pdf file)
  • Booking coordinator (Joanna Connell): 416-864-6060 x 6526
Research Studies

St. Michael’s Hospital is an academic hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. As a result, all of the physicians that you will meet are involved in various research projects which are geared towards the assessment and development of new therapies which can further enhance the treatment of patients with heart rhythm disorders. Learn more


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