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 Cardiac DART (Direct Accelerated Response Team)


The purpose of this program is to provide an avenue for direct consultation from Emergency Department physicians to a Cardiology team for patients with a clear primary cardiac diagnosis.

The goal of this initiative is to facilitate timely access to cardiology consultations, treatment and follow up care for Emergency Department patients, improve patient outcomes, reduce Emergency Department congestion and length of stay and reduce unnessary short stay admissions to the hospital. The Cardiac DART team consists of the on call cardiologist and a dedicated Nurse Practitioner.

Multidisciplinary Services Include:

  • Individual consultation and follow up with a Nurse Practitioner and a Cardiologist
  • Access to prompt diagnostic testing which may include ECG, Stress test, Echocardiogram and/or angiogram.