BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program


Room 211, Davie Building

This clinic is located around the corner from St. Paul’s Hospital at 1033 Davie Street.

About this clinic

The BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program (BCIAP) is a provincial program which combines the expertise of specialists in both adult and child cardiology along with medical genetics, to identify, screen and manage patients and families affected by an inherited heart rhythm condition. Patients with these conditions can have mild to severe symptoms. In some cases, people with inherited heart rhythm conditions can have a sudden cardiac arrest (a condition where the heart stops beating suddenly) and/or sudden cardiac death. Early diagnosis and effective treatment in those who are found to be at risk can be life-saving.

Patients referred to the BCIAP will:

  1. Undergo relevant heart screening tests
  2. Meet with a team of health care providers including a cardiologist, genetic counsellor and nurse
  3. Receive a complete clinical evaluation including: a review of their personal medical and family history, discussion of medical management options, genetic counselling, education and support
  4. Be offered the option to meet with the BC Inherited Arrhythmia research team to discuss enrollment in research registries

Clinic hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Closed on statutory holidays.


Any questions about the program can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Serena Kutcher, RN:

Clinical trials & research

Advances in treatments for heart diseases are all thanks to medical research. While participating in research is a decision you should make in consultation with your care team, there is much activity in this field, so please ask us about our research programs if you’re interested.

By taking part in research, you can help us all learn more about heart disease and find better ways to help people like you live and thrive. While you cannot assume benefit to yourself, your participation can improve care for future patients.

The following clinical trials are currently enrolling volunteers. Please ask your care team for more information or contact the research team listed on each study or trial. For other information about research at Providence Health Care, please visit Providence Research.

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