The Arrhythmia Clinic is a specialized outpatient cardiac clinic designed for the care of patients with arrhythmia or symptoms that suggest a possible arrhythmia. The clinic is staffed by cardiologists who specialize in arrhythmia management (cardiac electrophysiologists). A physician referral is required.
An arrhythmia is an abnormality in the timing or pattern of the heartbeat. When you have an arrhythmia, your heart may beat too quickly or too slowly, or you may experience an irregular rhythm in which your heart feels as if it is "skipping a beat." Some types of arrhythmia may not be serious. Other types may be of great concern because they can cause fainting, heart failure or even sudden death. If you think you have an arrhythmia, consult your family doctor.
Location, hours and contact information
Halifax Infirmary, Level 3, Cardiology Clinic
How do I get an appointment?
Your doctor must refer you to the clinic. When your referral is received, it is reviewed by one of the electrophysiologists on staff. Based on your particular symptoms and test results, a priority, or urgency, level is assigned. The urgency level is used to determine how quickly your appointment needs to be scheduled.
Once you have been referred, expect to receive a letter from the Arrhythmia Clinic confirming your referral. This will include an estimated waiting time for your appointment. Contact your family doctor or cardiologist immediately if your symptoms change before your scheduled appointment or if you have other concerns about your condition.