Patients referred to the Cardiovascular Risk Factor clinic who do not require, or who are un able to commit to the full 12 week program can be followed individually for home exercise programs if appropriate, or can be referred to a privatized exercise program.
This Centre will work collaboratively with family doctors and other health care professionals in the community to address the needs of clients diagnosed with diabetes and/or cardiovascular health issues.
Provides on-going comprehensive treatment of FCIII-IV heart failure patients and their families including education, medication adjustment and active medical treatment of acute decompensated episodes.
We treat, educate and support patients with hypertension and their families. People, ranging in age from very young adults to the elderly, are seen in the clinic from across the province with essential or secondary hypertension, and mild to resistant hypertension. The clinic has a nurse practitioner who works collaboratively with internists. The clinic is located on the 4th floor of the Dickson Centre. Referrals from physicians throughout the province are accepted.
The risk factor clinic is part of the Chronic Disease Management Program at South Shore Health.
This program is for people with a history of:
- Heart attacks or angina
- Heart surgery (heart transplant, coronary bypass, valve replacement, stenting)
- Peripheral arterial disease
Staff at this clinic will help you and your family: