Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Clinic

Preparing for your visit

You have been referred to the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic. This may be because:

  • You have a new diagnosis of atrial fibrillation
  • Your doctor has been caring for you and your atrial fibrillation, but you now want a specialist's opinion

Getting ready

Please make sure you have been referred to the right clinic. This clinic specializes only in atrial fibrillation.

Be aware that your first visit can take up to 2 hours.

Before your first clinic visit, please complete the following:

  • Attend the Group Education Sessions (see information below)
  • Do any tests you have been asked to do as they help us plan your care
  • Contact us if you do not speak English and require an interpreter (at no cost)
  • Contact us if you need a sign language interpreter (at no cost)
  • Take notes of any changes in your condition since your last visit

All of Providence Health Care’s hospitals and residences are scent-free environments. Please do not wear scented products.

Need to cancel or change your appointment? Call the clinic within 48 hours of your appointment. This allows us time to schedule other patients: 604-806-9475

What to bring:

  • BC Services Card
  • A list of all your current medications including herbal supplements, and how you take them.
  • A written summary of your medical history, if you have one.
  • A family member or friend, if you want. This person can help you understand and remember all the information we give you.
  • Names of additional medical care providers that you see
  • Questions and concerns that you would like addressed by the team

Group education sessions

Before your first visit to the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, we schedule you for a Group Education Session. You can bring a friend or family member to this session.

A nurse and pharmacist lead the session, where you learn about atrial fibrillation and its different treatments.

This education also prepares you for your first clinic visit with the electrophysiologist. It gives you a chance to meet others with the same condition.

The Group Education Sessions generally take 1 hour.

Group education sessions are held at:

St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Providence Building
Conference Centre, Level 1

Details of the date and time are sent with your appointment letter.

Note: The Group Education Session is not held at the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic.

Common cardiac medical tests

Learn more about common cardiac medical tests and imaging appointments you might have through the Afib Clinic.

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Transportation & parking

This clinic is around the corner from St. Paul’s Hospital at 211-1033 Davie Street. Remember to allow time (approximately 30 minutes) before your appointment to get from your car or transit to the clinic area. This area has street parking and a parking garage in the building.

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