The Section of Cardiology included 75 cardiologists during the 2017 – 2018 academic year that cover the four adult care hospitals within the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. The division provides city-wide care with large outpatient general cardiology and sub-specialty clinics distributed at the four adult care facilities.
Members are actively involved in leading local and national research and quality improvement projects as well as innovative approaches in clinical care and education. Our core cardiology residency program continues to attract the best candidates from around Canada, and this year we have added four residents to our training program. All of our graduating residents were successful on their Royal College exams.
Dr. Katherine Kavanagh leads the division's residency program, which continues to attract the best residents from around the country. Members are active in all levels of education, and several provide regional and nationwide continuing medical education. Members contribute to national and international guideline committees and several are key opinion leaders.
The Division of Cardiology is nationally and internationally recognized for its research excellence and productivity, and members continue to have significant impact by developing research that significantly improves outcomes in cardiovascular diseases. Our researchers include clinician scientists and clinical investigators that develop and participate in major landmark clinical trials. The division is also committed to improve and monitor cardiovascular disease outcomes and the APPROACH group has provided groundbreaking information in this realm.
Several division members hold important leadership positions within the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CaNet) and many have been awarded funds to support their research.
The Division of Cardiology provide a unique program of standardized city-wide care and continues to develop innovative care pathways. The division provides both primary care and specialized care in numerous clinics around the city with specialities that include arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, adult congenital heart disease, aorthopathies, cardio-oncology, cardiac implantable electronic devices, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure and transplant, syncope and autonomic dysfunction and cardiology rapid access clinics. Our members also provide primary cardiology care and diagnostic tests that include exercise testing, echocardiography, myocardial perfusion imaging, CT scan and Cardiac MRI. Highly specialized care is provided at the Foothills Medical Centre.