heart and stroke

Heart and Stroke

Our Services During COVID-19

Appointments for rehabilitation and cardiopulmonary services are still being scheduled. This includes fracture clinic, cardiac rehabilitation and outpatient occupational therapy.  We remind patients to practice physical distancing while awaiting appointments in the rehabilitation department.

Our Stroke Prevention program is still accepting referrals and offering virtual appointments at this time. For more information about accessing stroke prevention services here at SLMHC please speak to your healthcare provider.

If coming to the hospital for outpatient appointments, rehabilitation and cardiopulmonary services, laboratory services or other services, please report to the registration area in the ambulatory care/canoe hallway after passing through our screening desk at the Main Entrance. The Main Entrance is open for all outpatients and their essential care partners for weekday appointments and services.

The ambulatory entrance remains closed at this time. The Emergency Entrance is open 24/7 for those coming into the Emergency Department or visiting inpatients.

Please visit our COVID-19 page to check on the most current information about visitor/essential care partner restrictions and other updates relating to COVID-19 here at SLMHC: slmhc.on.ca/covid19

(Updated March 2021)

Cardiopulmonary Services

Cardiopulmonary Services are managed and operated through the Rehabilitation Services department. A Registered Kinesiologist provides the services with physician support for Exercise Stress Testing and the Cardiac Rehabilitation / Education Program.

Services offered with a physician order/referral are:

  • ECG’s
  • Holter monitoring (24hr, 48hr and 14 day)
  • ABI/TBI
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Spirometry
  • Pulmonary Function testing
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation & Education

Cardiopulmonary Services are available:

Monday to Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Stroke Prevention Program

Services are provided one-on-one, with families, or for people who have had a stroke or are at high risk of having a stroke.

Every session is tailored to the individual and can focus on:

  • What is stroke?
  • Signs of stroke
  • Risk factors
  • Medication adherence
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Mood changes/depression
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition

Clients can be seen in hospital, or can also be seen through OTN Telemedicine or PCVC.

Referrals for the Stroke Prevention Program are provided through your physician/healthcare provider. Questions about your appointment? Call (807) 737-3030.