Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
Cardiovascular Surgery Surgical patients are registered on the Cardiac Surgery Wait List, each case is prioritized based on the seriousness of the heart disease and risks associated with waiting. The Cardiologist and Cardiac Surgeon will review each case and together decide with priority a patient is placed on the wait list. Prior to Surgery you will visit the Pre-Admission Clinic (link) for a pre-surgical work up which can include lab tests, x - ray, and ECG, and examination and assessment by a cardiac anesthesiologist, and assessment by a nurse and a pre-operative Cardiac Surgery Education class with a nurse, social worker, dietitian, anesthesiologist and physiotherapist.
For more information, refer to this Cardiovascular Surgery Patient Booklet (pdf).