We serve patients from across southeastern Ontario who have various heart conditions and require specialized care. This section of our website will provide you with the information you need as you prepare for the care you or a loved one will be receiving from the Cardiac Care program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
We offer a number of various programs and services, but most of the time your care journey will begin with heart tests. These tests help us understand your condition and explain why you are experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain. You can read more about heart tests here. Once we have been able to diagnose your condition, we offer a number of interventions, as well as typical surgical procedures to help improve your quality of life. For more information please visit our conditions and treatment page.
As an inpatient you will most likely be given a room on Kidd 3 or Davies 3 unit at the Kingston General Hospital site. If you are looking to locate a patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.
As an inpatient, you will receive care from a health-care team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These interprofessional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians, just to name a few, may also be involved in your care. When you are at the KGH site, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your health-care journey.
If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient while at the KGH site, please see our 'while you are here' page.
Most of our general cardiology outpatient clinics are located at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site of KHSC. In these clinics we run medical procedures or tests that can be done in a medical center and do not require an overnight stay for recovery. For a list of our outpatient clinics, please click here.
We promise to work with you to make your health-care journey and surgery as simple as possible. To help you prepare for your surgery, including instructions on what to bring with you to the hospital, where to arrive and how your family can track your progress while you are in the operating room, please visit our 'Your surgery' page.
As an affiliated partner with the Queen's University School of Medicine, we are also involved in several research initiatives including research into atrial fibrillation, ICD technology, efficient care delivery models and cardiac resynchronization therapy. To learn more about our cardiac research, click here.