COVID-19 Clinical Update

Dear Patients and Family Members, as you are undoubtedly aware, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 was recently classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

After discussion amongst the physicians of the clinic, and in order to minimize transmission given the recent public health recommendations of social distancing and staying home when unwell, we have elected to perform clinical follow-ups and consultations over the phone or telemedicine (OTN). We encourage patients to visit the link below for Ontario Telemedicine Home Visit to register such that your physician may utilize this service.

 

Effective immediately, we will be canceling all clinic cardiac testing including Holter monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, echocardiography, stress echocardiography and treadmill stress testing. This decision was made given the fact that we have seen evidence of community transmission in Ontario. As a result, we would like to minimize the risk to the general public as well as our staff with respect to transmission of the coronavirus. This will be evaluated on a week by week basis by the cardiologists based on public health recommendations and patients will be informed accordingly.

 

*Please note you may recieve a call from a blocked number. This may be your physician calling you for the follow up*

 

Click the links below for more information.