The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is here to support you. We care about you, your health, your safety, and your heart. Please don’t ignore your symptoms. A delay in seeking care could have a lasting impact on the outcome of your treatment.
Please note: Hospital staff are taking every necessary precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and visitors, staff, volunteers, and our community.
What to do in a medical emergency
Do not delay seeking help if you are experiencing unrelieved angina or heart symptoms causing pain in the chest, jaw, neck, or arm after taking a second nitroglycerin spray/tablet. Similarly, if you experience severe shortness of breath, severe sweating, nausea, weakness, or as though you may pass out, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If your symptoms are not severe, please contact your family doctor or visit a walk-in clinic.
If you are a recent surgery patient or a cardiology patient, please refer to the information provided to you regarding who to contact.
If you are a heart patient with non-heart-related symptoms and you cannot reach your family doctor for advice, please call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
Need to be referred to a cardiologist?
If you think you need to be referred to a cardiologist, download and bring the following form upon visiting your physician:
Coronavirus and your heart: Don’t ignore heart symptoms
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