Conditions for consulting a specialist at the MHI
To see an MHI specialist, you must have a cardiology consultation request that is duly signed by a doctor and that contains the information below. This request may be faxed (514-593-2540) or mailed.
Consultation requests are assessed by a cardiologist. Patients whose conditions require particular attention are contacted as soon as possible.
Appointments for diagnostic tests
If your doctor has prescribed an exam in non-invasive medical electrophysiology, nuclear medicine, medical imaging (radiology), or cardiac ultrasound, you may contact the Scheduling Centre (514-376-3330, extension 2520) to get a date and time for an exam.
If you don't have a medical prescription, you must first get one from your treating physician.
Other clinics or centres and other situations
You must be referred by your treating physician or a doctor at the MHI to access the different clinics at the institute.
The Montreal Heart Institute is dedicated to care, research, teaching, prevention and the development and assessment of new technologies in cardiology.
For more information, consult the About Us section.
The ÉPIC Centre is the centre for preventive medicine and physical activity at the Montreal Heart Institute's fitness centre. It is dedicated to prevention and research in the field of cardiovascular disease.
For more information, consult the ÉPIC Centre website.
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Visit our section Getting to the MHI.
You may ask a paramedic to go to the MHI, but no patient can demand to go to a particular hospital. Many factors are involved when a patient is transported to hospital in an ambulance. The paramedics must evaluate the patient's geographic location, the nearby hospitals, and the patient's condition and health problems.
Patients who already have a record at the Montreal Heart Institute may ask the paramedics to bring them here. However, it is up to the paramedics to judge whether the patient's condition will allow them to do so.
Patients who do not have a record at the MHI will be taken to the closest hospital to be stabilized. Once stable, patients are then transferred to the MHI only if they require care that is not offered at the hospital where they were taken.
The patient's closest loved one may come at any time (based on the patient's needs).
Two visitors are allowed at a time.
To help patients rest, visiting hours are over at 9:00 p.m.
Although exceptions can be made, children under the age of 10 are generally not allowed.
At all times, family members and loved ones may visit a patient who is at the end of life.
In surgical intensive care, visits are allowed on the hour between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and then between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., depending on the patient's condition.
Cell phones are not allowed anywhere within the Montreal Heart Institute.
The Montreal Heart Institute's Gift Shop is located on the 2nd floor of the Paul P. David Pavilion near the main entrance. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It sells gifts, newspapers and some pharmacy items. The Gift Shop is run by the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation and all proceeds go towards funding MHI projects.
Always call the Scheduling Centre at 514-376-3330.
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