Dr. Eric Horlick

Where did you complete most of your training?
Internal medicine in Montreal at McGill, Interventional training in Toronto.

What is your special area of interest?
1. Interventional therapies for adults with congenital and acquired structural heart disease
2. Percutaneous Valve Therapies
3. Percutaneous Ventricular assist devices

What is the best thing about working in CHD?
It is a pleasure to work with young people and their families to overcome obstacles, improve sense of well being, and returning people to good health. I enjoy the challenge of providing creative interventional solutions that have never been done before to help someone out of a jam, and customizing interventional therapies to new or unique problems.

What is one thing that you think that all patients with CHD should know?
To keep the engine going you need to change the oil. Regular check ups may seem to be an annoyance but they allow us to keep things moving in the right direction. No one wants to be a patient - we all want to be people - but it is important to acknowledge when there is a problem that needs proper care. The best time to deal with certain problems is early - we often have more options that we can consider carefully. Although a pain to "get checked out" now and then, a little preventative medicine can go a long way.

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you be?
I consider myself a very lucky person. I think although I might be happy doing something else - this is my one true love. I think my wife and kids would be happier if I loved my work a little less.