Dr. Stephen Fort, Cardiologist, Kelowna, BC

Dr. Stephen Fort

Dr. Stephen Fort

MB, ChB, MD, MRCP, FRCP(C)
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
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Dr. Stephen Fort Bio

Dr. Stephen Fort is Staff Cardiologist at Kelowna General Hospital. He was Staff Cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto from 1998 to 2003.

Dr. Fort was Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and member of the Medical Research Council of Dalhousie University from 2003 to 2009.

He graduated from the University of Leeds, U.K. In 1984, then completed his training at University of Wales Hospital, Royal London Hospital London and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was British Heart Foundation Research Fellow at the University College of Wales from 1989 to 91 and received his MD in 1993. He was Interventional Cardiology Fellow at the Toronto General Hospital from 1994 to 1995.

MB, ChB: University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 1984

Medical and Surgical House Officer: St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, England, 1984–1985

Senior House Officer in General Medicine: Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, England, 1985–1986

Senior House Officer in Chest Medicine and Haematology: Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds, England, 1986

Registrar in Endocrinology and Senior House Officer in Cardiology: University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 1987

Registrar in Nephrology: Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, Wales, 1987–1988

Registrar in General/Respiratory Medicine and Geriatric/General Medicine: University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 1988–1989

Registrar in Cardiology and Gastroenterology: University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, 1989

Registrar in Cardiology: Royal London Hospital, London, England, 1991–1993

MD: University of Leeds, Leeds, England, 1993

Senior Registrar in Cardiology: Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1993–1995

Senior Fellow in Interventional Cardiology: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, 1995–1996

Senior Registrar in Cardiology: Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996–1998

Senior Clinical Fellow in Cardiology: Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 1998–2000

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Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Stephen Fort

  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Heart Failure " Denise a 78-year-old retired nurse "

    Denise is a 78-year-old retired nurse, who was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse of her heart. A heart murmur was detected during routine examination prior to her hysterectomy 12 years ago. A cardiac echocardiogram at that time demonstrated severe mitral regurgitation (leak) but she was without heart symptoms and treated conservatively by annual check-ups and repeat ultrasounds.

    12 months ago, Denise developed ‘palpitations’ with breathlessness, but nothing new was found on examination and repeat testing. She was next seen in the emergency department with a 3-month history of gradually increasing breathlessness on exercise, 2 weeks of severe breathlessness (worse at night) with a cough, and ankle swelling but in the absence of symptoms of infection.

    Denise was found to be in uncontrolled (rapid) atrial fibrillation and heart failure. She has a past history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and is an ex-smoker. Her current medications include blood pressure, statin and analgesia. She was treated with intravenous diuretics, and increased blood pressure medication. When she was able to lay flat, repeat echocardiography demonstrated severe mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse and reduced left ventricular ejection function of 25% (normal >55%). Cardiac catheterization was performed demonstrating diseased coronary arteries. Denise was referred for in-patient mitral valve and coronary artery by-pass surgery, and a MAZE procedure to correct her atrial fibrillation.

    Denise needs to continue seeing her cardiologist for treatment of her atrial fibrillation and heart failure. She will be seeing a heart surgeon about having her mitral valve replaced in combination with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). To help with recovery, Denise should see an athletic therapist at the hospital, a nurse to help her manage her heart failure and a dietitian to help her with diet. It might be wise for her to see a clinical pharmacist since she is on a number of different medications.

  • Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery " Brian a 67-year-old recently retired mechanic with a heart murmur”

    Brian is a 67-year-old recently retired heavy duty mechanic. He was told he had a “heart murmur” as a child but has suffered no other serious illness or operations in the past. He recently noticed breathlessness when walking his dog, initially only up hills, but now on the flat. Brian recently put on weight after having stopped smoking after 35 years but he is otherwise well.

    On examination with his family doctor, Brian's blood pressure is 137/80 mmHg with a heart rate of 72 bpm. His body mass index (BMI) is 32. On detailed questioning, Brian also notes some chest discomfort and lightheadedness while rushing. His only medication is an antacid and some recently prescribed inhalers, but with little symptomatic relief. His family doctor confirms he has a heart murmur, and Brian is referred for an echocardiogram.

    Brian's echocardiogram shows normal heart function but a narrowed aortic valve. Cardiac catheterization confirms severe aortic stenosis, and normal coronary arteries. Brian is referred to a cardiac surgeon for elective heart surgery to replace his narrowed aortic valve. It is also recommended to Brian to see a dentist before surgery and a dietitian to help him improve his diet and weight loss efforts.

Ratings for Dr. Stephen Fort, Cardiologist, Kelowna, BC

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    Have found Dr. Stephen Fort to be an excellent Cardiologist to help me with my AF. He is attentive, on time and takes the time to explain my conditions and options top get a better handle on my weight issue and eating choices. I would recommend Dr. Fort to anyone looking for a good cardiologist in Kelowna. In fact all the cardiologist at Kelowna Cardiology Associates are great.
    Submitted: January 23, 2016
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    Dr. Fort saw me for newly diagnosed heart disease recently. I am very happy with the plan of action he has provided. Not only did he provide me with education on heart disease prevention but has referred me to the appropriate specialists to help me moving forward. Great resources in your video library. Brent in Kelowna
    Submitted: January 21, 2016
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    Found Dr. Stephen Fort the Cardiologist in Kelowna at the Kelowna Cardiology Associates to be extremely educated and highly professional in his approach to my heart condition. he referred me to an local nutritionist for my diet and high sodium intake. cannot say enough good things about Dr Fort or the entire team at Kelowna Cardiology Associates Kelowna, BC ,
    Submitted: January 16, 2016
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    I was very happy with the treatment that I got with Dr. Fort and his team. I was diagnosed with heart disease with a partially blocked artery. I have learned so much about this and what I need to do moving forward from here. Dr. Fort provided me with all of the information and tools I need to start working on my diet, exercise, medications and just how to live a healthier lifestyle. From Diane in Kewlona
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Saw Dr. Stephen Fort the Cardiologist in Kelowna for my heart condition and was impressed with their entire team. Got great information and a plan to move forward with my AF as he called it. Would recommend Stephen and anyone from his team.
    Submitted: January 14, 2016

Cardiologist Health Talks – Take a look at your local options in Kelowna

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    The front line practitioner in treating and diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation is often the cardiologist who can prescribe the right medication to help you. However there are often many other practitioner who can help with diet and exercise that are contributing factors to AF. Therefore when dealing with AF the primary contact is often a local Cardiologist in Kelowna, BC, such as Dr. Stephen Fort.
  • older man exercising
    When dealing with preventing heart attacks in patients at risk a Cardiologist is often the first line person who can help you. However increasingly other health care practitioners play a part in the over plan to get someone healthier and in shape to help with cardiovascular disease. When looking at who can help you with preventing heart attacks in patients at risk a consider a Cardiologist in Kelowna, BC, such as Dr. Stephen Fort.
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    The local practitioner in treating and diagnosing Increasing Chest Pain and Cardiac Stents is often the cardiologist who can prescribe the right medication to help you. With diet and exercise you can often help significantly . Therefore when dealing with Increasing Chest Pain and Cardiac Stents the primary contact is often a local Cardiologist in Kelowna, BC, such as Dr. Stephen Fort.
  • nutrition diet
    When dealing with Weight Loss and Maintaining a Healthy Body Mass Index in patients a Cardiologist is often part of the team that will help you. However increasingly other health care practitioners play a part in the over plan to get someone healthier and in regards to Weight Loss and Maintaining a Healthy Body Mass Index in relation to cardiovascular disease. When looking at who can help you with weight loss in relation to preventing heart attacks in patients at risk consider a local Cardiologist in Kelowna, BC, such as Dr. Stephen Fort.
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    Managing High Blood Pressure Through Diet and Exercise is often quarter backed by a cardiologist as well as potentially a nutritionist and a family GP. If you are faced with high blood pressure consider all your options knowing it might start with a local Cardiologist in Kelowna, BC, such as Dr. Stephen Fort.

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