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Abdominal aneurysm

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0591
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An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular diseases
Other Subjects
Abdominal aneurysm
Abdominal aorta
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by Dr. C.K. You, MD, F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S., Dept. of Surgery, Dalhousie University; revised by Bonnie Heckel, CNS, Vascular Surgery, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0591

Angioplasty of the legs (balloon procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1296
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Angioplasty of the legs is done to open blocked arteries in the leg. It may be done to delay or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get around a blockage). This pamphlet explains: when angioplasty is done, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery and what recovery will be like after surgery.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Other Subjects
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Angioplasty of the legs is done to open blocked arteries in the leg. It may be done to delay or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get around a blockage). This pamphlet explains: when angioplasty is done, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery and what recovery will be like after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Bonnie Heckel CNS, Vascular Surgery & Jackie Frew CNE, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1296

Before and after your cardioversion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given a medicine to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. During this time, you should not drive, sign legal documents, or drink any alcohol. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardiove…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electric Countershock
Other Subjects
Electric countershock
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given a medicine to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. During this time, you should not drive, sign legal documents, or drink any alcohol. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0393

Comprendre l’angine de poitrine

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
1125
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Ce livret, qui explique l'angine de poitrine et comment améliorer votre condition, a été préparé par la régie Capital, en Nouvelle-Écosse. L'angine est une sensation de malaise dans la poitrine qui survient lorsque le cœur manque temporairement d'oxygène en raison d'un blocage partiel d'une artère coronaire. Les sujets traités dans ce livret incluent : l'utilisation de la nitroglycérine, les facteurs de risque de maladie cardiaque, la façon de réduire les risques de maladie cardiaque, l'aliment…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (35 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angina pectoris
Coronary Disease
Other Subjects
Angina pectoris
Coronary heart disease--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Ce livret, qui explique l'angine de poitrine et comment améliorer votre condition, a été préparé par la régie Capital, en Nouvelle-Écosse. L'angine est une sensation de malaise dans la poitrine qui survient lorsque le cœur manque temporairement d'oxygène en raison d'un blocage partiel d'une artère coronaire. Les sujets traités dans ce livret incluent : l'utilisation de la nitroglycérine, les facteurs de risque de maladie cardiaque, la façon de réduire les risques de maladie cardiaque, l'alimentation saine, l'activité physique et l'activité sexuelle.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0408, “Angina”. The original pamphlet was prepared by Capital Health.Angina is a discomfort in the chest caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the heart muscle because a coronary artery is partially blocked. Topics in this booklet include: use of nitroglycerin, risk factors for coronary artery disease, how to reduce one’s risk factors for coronary artery disease, healthy eating, activity, and sexual activity.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
1125

High blood pressure (hypertension)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0715
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The heart pumps blood around the body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force placed on the walls of the arteries by the moving blood. This pamphlet explains how blood presuure is taken and measured, what high blood pressure is, and the treatment (healthy eating, exercising regularly, drinking alcohol in moderation, medications, managing your stress, stopping smoking, and seeing your doctor regularly).
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority (Central Zone). Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood pressure
Hypertension
Other Subjects
Blood pressure
Hypertension
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
The heart pumps blood around the body through blood vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force placed on the walls of the arteries by the moving blood. This pamphlet explains how blood presuure is taken and measured, what high blood pressure is, and the treatment (healthy eating, exercising regularly, drinking alcohol in moderation, medications, managing your stress, stopping smoking, and seeing your doctor regularly).
Responsibility
prepared by: Hypertension Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0715

Cathétérisme cardiaque (test avec colorant)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Day Unit 6.1. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2012.
Pamphlet Number
1120
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Il s'agit d'un test spécial qui sert à déterminer le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque et de vos valvules cardiaques. Il donne également de l'information sur le fonctionnement des artères qui amènent l'oxygène au muscle cardiaque. La brochure décrit comment se préparer en vue du test, les risques liés au test, ainsi que ce qui se passe pendant et après le test. La section sur les soins après le test donne des renseignements sur la façon de prévenir des saignements au site de ponction, l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Day Unit 6.1
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2012
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Heart function test
Other Subjects
Cardiac catherization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Il s'agit d'un test spécial qui sert à déterminer le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque et de vos valvules cardiaques. Il donne également de l'information sur le fonctionnement des artères qui amènent l'oxygène au muscle cardiaque. La brochure décrit comment se préparer en vue du test, les risques liés au test, ainsi que ce qui se passe pendant et après le test. La section sur les soins après le test donne des renseignements sur la façon de prévenir des saignements au site de ponction, le repos, la nutrition, l'urine, les visites et les précautions à prendre lorsque le test est effectué dans le poignet.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0718, “Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test)”. This is a special test used to find out how well the heart muscle and valves are working. It also provides information about the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, the risks involved, the procedure, and after the procedure. The section on after care provides information on how to prevent bleeding from the puncture site, bed rest after the procedure, eating, passing urine, visiting, and the precautions you need to take when the procedure is done through the wrist.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Day Unit 6.1, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1120

DCM : dilated cardiomyopathy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle has become weak, thin or floppy. It cannot push the blood back to the body as forcefully as it once did. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatments (medications, a pacemaker or internal defibrillator and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular disorders
Other Subjects
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle has become weak, thin or floppy. It cannot push the blood back to the body as forcefully as it once did. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatments (medications, a pacemaker or internal defibrillator and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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In HCM, there is a severe thickening of the heart muscle, mainly in the septum. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of HCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a pacemaker and sometimes an internal defibrillator). Websites for further information are also noted.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular disorders
Other Subjects
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In HCM, there is a severe thickening of the heart muscle, mainly in the septum. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of HCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a pacemaker and sometimes an internal defibrillator). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0631

LQTS : long QT syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1021
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LQTS is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes a disruption of the electrical signal that stimulates your heart to beat. It is mainly an inherited disorder. The pamphlet provides the symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment and some general activity guidelines.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart defects, congenital
Long QT syndrome - congresses
Other Subjects
Congenital heart disease
Long QT syndrome
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
LQTS is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes a disruption of the electrical signal that stimulates your heart to beat. It is mainly an inherited disorder. The pamphlet provides the symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment and some general activity guidelines.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1021

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nursing Staff 4.1, QEII, Halifax. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a disease where fatty substances called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs. This pamphlet reviews how peripheral arterial disease happens and what tests are needed to find out if you have it. Ways to prevent the disease are also offered.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nursing Staff 4.1, QEII, Halifax
Alternate Title
PAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Other Subjects
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a disease where fatty substances called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs. This pamphlet reviews how peripheral arterial disease happens and what tests are needed to find out if you have it. Ways to prevent the disease are also offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nursing Staff 4.1, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1215

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