Heart Institute postponing non-urgent appointments, procedures, and surgeries

In a joint statement released last week, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and six other hospitals in the region announced the postponement of non-urgent procedures, surgeries, outpatient programming and clinics during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Heart Institute is providing new information today for patients inquiring about the status of their appointment.

The Heart Institute will advise patients of the status of their appointment, procedure or surgery on an as-needed basis. Patients who do not receive a phone call from the Heart Institute should assume their appointment is going ahead as scheduled.

Note some appointments may not be postponed but will instead take place by phone. The Heart Institute will advise patients accordingly.

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