Southlake’s Cardiac Care Program is committed to providing advanced cardiac services closer to home for the residents living within York Region, Simcoe County, and Muskoka Region.
A physician’s referral is required for the majority of services offered to patients by the regional program. It is the responsibility of the referring doctor to communicate and discuss test results with their patients.
Members of the Regional Cardiac Care Program Team
Southlake’s Regional Cardiac Care Program features an experienced team of healthcare professionals consisting of:
- Cardiac Surgeons
- Interventional Cardiologists
- Medical Cardiologists
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
- Registered Nurse First Assists
- Clinical Educators
- Occupational Therapists
- Social Workers
- Spiritual Care
Patient Education Materials
Cardiac Catheterization Booklet
Cardiac Diagnostics (currently unavailable online)
Coronary Angioplasty/PCI Booklet
A Patient's Guide to Preparing for Cardiac Surgery
Preoperative Patient Instructions for Chlorhexidine Body Wash and Mouthwash (currently unavailable online)
Preoperative Patient Instructions for Mupirocin Nasal Ointment (currently unavailable online)
Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN)
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or call 1-888-473-4636
American Heart Association
The "Congestive Heart Failure" booklet of the Heart and Stroke Foundation provides valuable information to patients and their families. To obtain a free copy, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 1-888-473-4636.
The Heart Rhythm Program operates as a sub-specialty of the Regional Cardiac Care Program at Southlake, serving York Region, Simcoe County, Dufferin County, Muskoka and areas of Northern Ontario.
Southlake is recognized as a leader in Cardiac Electrophysiology procedures—a component of the Heart Rhythm Program launched in 2002—and is recognized provincially, nationally, and internationally as Leaders in Quality, Innovation and Research in the treatment and management of electrical abnormalities of the heart.
The Heart Rhythm Program is involved in worldwide cutting-edge clinical trials with well-known industry sponsors, as well as our own physician-initiated trials. The focus of our research is to advance the technology to better provide excellence in health care to the community.
What do we do?
Our team provides services for patients with abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia) using state of the art technology.
An arrhythmia is a problem that occurs in the heart's electrical system, compromising the normal pumping action of the heart. Think of it as a short circuit in this electrical system; the short circuit may cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or occasionally flutter in an irregular pattern. There are different types of arrhythmias and they are classified based on the location of the short circuit in the heart.
The Heart Rhythm Program is proud to provide a standard of excellence in the treatment and management of arrhythmia.
The Heart Rhythm Program at Southlake is proud to work closely with our regional hospitals and health centres, Cardiac Genetics Centres, Cardiac Care Network (CCN), Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), North American and International Research Affiliations.
Where to Find Us
Appointments with the Heart Rhythm Program can take place inone of two locations:
Cardiac Device and Arrhythmia Clinic
581 Davis Drive, Suite 602
Out-patient device clinics: 905-895-4521, ext. 2055
Intake/triage office: 905-895-4521, ext. 2572
P.A.C.E. Cardiology (Physician Office)
581 Davis Drive, Suite 602
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)