Heart Failure & Amyloidosis Clinic

The Heart Failure Clinic specializes in taking care of patients with heart failure. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not able to pump enough blood to other parts of the body as well as it should.

People with heart failure may:

  • Have shortness of breath
  • Have swelling of the abdomen (stomach area) legs or ankles
  • Have a new cough
  • Feel tired
  • Feel dizzy

Research has shown that lifestyle changes and medicines can help people with heart failure. By coming to the Heart Failure Clinic, you will be able to meet with heart failure specialists who can help you manage your condition.

Physicians

Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Abdul Al-Hesayen is cardiologist specializing in Heart Failure. He joined St. Michael’s Hospital as a Clinician-Investigator in 2005.

Dr. Al-Hesayen’s expertise lies in complex clinical and hemodynamic assessment for valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathy.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: Heart Failure, Detailed Hemodynamic assessment of Valvular Heart disease and Dyspnea NYD

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): Research in heart failure

Publications: Link 

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: Congestive Heart Failure, General Cardiology Clinic

Contact information: 

Office: 416-864-5952

Administrative assistance:

Alyssa Quizeo
Tel: 416-864-5201

Clinical assistance:

Terri-Lynn Plante
Tel: 416-864-5399
Fax: 416-864-5416

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Director, Heart Failure Program and Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic, St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Gordon Moe is a staff Cardiologist, a Heart Failure Specialist, and the current Director of the of Heart Failure Program and Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital. In addition, he is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Clinician/Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from University of Toronto, and received internal medicine training at the University of Toronto and cardiology training at Queen’s University. He has also completed research training at The University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moe is a Diplomate, and has received certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Moe served in numerous industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials as principal investigator. He authored multiple peer-reviewed journals and continues to serve on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Journal of American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Journal, to name a few.

Dr. Moe is one of the recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Queen Elizabeth II (Distinction), in 2012 for his dedicated service to peers, community, and Canada. He was also the past Co-Chair/Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Consensus Conference Guidelines of Heart Failure from 2010 to 2014. In addition, he was the past Chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Heart Failure Guidelines Committee and continues working as a member of the Primary Panel of the Committee.

More recently, he created the first Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital and begins to play a leadership role in managing this condition in Ontario with new research and knowledge translation.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise: Heart Failure Care

Academic interests (research, teaching/education, quality improvement etc.): translational research; cardiac remodeling and biomarkers in heart failure; ethnicity in cardiovascular diseases

Publications: Link

Department: Medicine

Division: Cardiology

Clinics: Heart Failure Program and Cardiac Amyloidosis Clinic

Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Contact information: 

Heart Failure Clinic:

Phone: 416-864-5192

Fax: 416-864-5330

General Cardiology Clinic: 

Phone: 416-864-5319
Fax: 416-864-5330

Administrative office: 

Phone: 416-864-5615

Location: St. Michael’s Hospital

Location

St. Michael’s Hospital

30 Bond St.,
Toronto, ON
M5B 1W8
The main entrance is located near Queen St. East and Victoria St. The Bond St. entrance is not open to the public at this time.

7th Floor
Donnelly Wing (Robert McRae Heart Health Unit)

Contact

Phone: 416-864-6060, ext. 5200

Clinic Administrative Assistant
Frances Lee
Phone: 416-864-5319
Fax: 416-864-5330

Heart Failure Clinic Nurse Practitioner
Haytham Sharar, RN (EC)
Phone: 416-864-6060, ext. 3102

Physicians

Dr. Gordon Moe

Dr. Abdul Al-Hesayen

Hours

Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patients

You must receive a referral from your health-care provider to access this clinic.

Health-care Providers


Referrals
Please use the below forms to refer your patients.