Priority levels and target times for cardiac surgeries in Ontario are set by surgeons, specialists and health care administrators across the province, based on clinical evidence, to guide treatment decisions and to improve patient access and outcomes.
Wait times in Ontario are measured and reported for the period from the patient and surgeon or specialist deciding to proceed with the cardiac surgery or procedure, to the patient having the surgery or procedure.
The following shows priority levels and access target times for three of the most common cardiac surgeries and procedures. (Angioplasty is a surgery also known as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Angiography is a procedure also known as Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization.)