Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
10 Year Anniversary
Clinic Highlight: Heart Health Clinic
The Heart Health Clinic at Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre provides specialty cardiac care in three sub-specialty clinics: Heart Function, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Lipid Disorders. The clinical team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, and Dieticians.
The Heart Function Clinic sees patients after a heart attack, or with newly diagnosed heart failure. The team educates patients about their condition and gets them on a diet and medication schedule. Patients that visit the Cardiac Rehabilitation team will work with Physiotherapists and other specialists on an exercise program to reduce their risks and incorporate exercise into their daily routines. The Lipid Disorders Clinic offers specialty care to patients with complex cholesterol concerns.
The clinical team has developed a unique and streamlined process where they take high-risk patients with heart failure, who are seen in the Heart Function Clinic, and guide them through to Cardiac Rehabilitation. This helps them get back to their normal physical activity as quickly as possible.
The Heart Health Clinic sees over 17,000 patient visits every year. It is one of 56 specialty clinics at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.