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Angioplasty of the legs (balloon procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1296
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Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballon…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1296
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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0630
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In arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), the heart muscle is replaced by fat and scar tissue. This can make it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. ARVC usually affects the right side of the heart. The fat and scar tissue causes the right side of the heart to stretch. In very bad cases, a weak heart may cause fluid to build up outside of the heart, in the lungs (causing shortness of breath), or the ankles or belly (causing swelling). ARVC also affects the electr…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Abnormalities--Patients
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), the heart muscle is replaced by fat and scar tissue. This can make it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. ARVC usually affects the right side of the heart. The fat and scar tissue causes the right side of the heart to stretch. In very bad cases, a weak heart may cause fluid to build up outside of the heart, in the lungs (causing shortness of breath), or the ankles or belly (causing swelling). ARVC also affects the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of ARVC, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a special pacemaker called an internal cardioverter defibrillator, and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0630
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Before and after your cardioversion - Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
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 medication to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. It includes a list of things to avoid for 24 hours after your procedure. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electric Countershock
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Electric countershock
Heart
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 medication to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. It includes a list of things to avoid for 24 hours after your procedure. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Before and After Your Cardioversion
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Blood Transfusion

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IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1017
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You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Alternate Title
Patient & Family Guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood
Cardiovascular system
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Child Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood
Abstract
You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet PL-1017-FR, is also available.
This shared IWK/NSHA resource now replaces the IWK pamphlet, PL-0154 " Blood Component and Plasma Protein Product Transfusions: information for patients and families" .
Responsibility
Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
PL-1017
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Cardiac event recorder (loop recorder)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0974
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A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the reco…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory electrocardiography
Arrhythmias
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the recorder is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0974
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Catheter ablation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. Topics include what catheter ablation is, how the heart works, possible risks, and how to get ready for the procedure. The pamphlet outlines what will happen when you arrive at the hospital, in the EP lab, and after the ablation. Care at home and answers to common questions you may have are provided. Information on when to call your prim…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology 6.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheter Ablation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheter ablation
Arrhythmia--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. Topics include what catheter ablation is, how the heart works, possible risks, and how to get ready for the procedure. The pamphlet outlines what will happen when you arrive at the hospital, in the EP lab, and after the ablation. Care at home and answers to common questions you may have are provided. Information on when to call your primary health care provider and when to go to the nearest Emergency Department is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Cathétérisme cardiaque (test avec colorant)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Day Unit 6.1. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1120
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Ce test détermine le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque, de vos valvules cardiaques, et des artères qui amènent l'oxygène au muscle cardiaque. La brochure décrit le test, comment se préparer en vue du test et les risques liés au test. La section sur les soins après le test donne des renseignements sur le repos après le test, la façon de prévenir des saignements au site de ponction, la nutrition, le mal de dos, l'urine, les visites et les précautions à prendre lorsque le test est effectué…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Day Unit 6.1
Alternate Title
Cardiac Catheterization (Dye Test)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart function test
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catherization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Ce test détermine le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque, de vos valvules cardiaques, et des artères qui amènent l'oxygène au muscle cardiaque. La brochure décrit le test, comment se préparer en vue du test et les risques liés au test. La section sur les soins après le test donne des renseignements sur le repos après le test, la façon de prévenir des saignements au site de ponction, la nutrition, le mal de dos, 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 test shows how well your heart muscle and valves, and the arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen are working.This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and the risks involved. Information on what to expect after the test includes: bedrest after the procedure, how to prevent bleeding from the puncture site, eating, back pain from lying flat, 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
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Congestive Heart Failure

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IWK. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0971
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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) occurs when the heart is not able to pump as well as it should. Treatment usually involves medications to get rid of the extra fluid in the lungs or body. These medications are called diuretics.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Cardiology
Alternate Title
What Families Should Know
What to expect after discharge
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Child Health
Cardiovascular system
Infection
Wounds and Injuries
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Wounds and injuries
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Infections
Diagnosis
Communicable diseases
Children--Health and hygiene
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) occurs when the heart is not able to pump as well as it should. Treatment usually involves medications to get rid of the extra fluid in the lungs or body. These medications are called diuretics.
Responsibility
IWK Cardiology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0971
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in parts of the body like the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and the ankles or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also affect the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in parts of the body like the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and the ankles or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also affect the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatments (medications, a special pacemaker or internal defibrillator and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Notes
Previous title: DCM: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
DSE
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0158
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During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that requir…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Abdominal aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention, as well as information about follow-up visits, is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0158
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The facts about smoking and heart disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0925
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This pamphlet explains the risks of tobacco use, most commonly cigarette smoking, on the development of heart disease. Smoking facts, benefits of quitting, and continued effects of not smoking are outlined. Resources to help you quit smoking are listed at the end of the pamphlet. The French version of this pamphlet 1948, "Les faits sur le tabagisme et la maladie du coeur", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Heart Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking
Smoking cessation
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the risks of tobacco use, most commonly cigarette smoking, on the development of heart disease. Smoking facts, benefits of quitting, and continued effects of not smoking are outlined. Resources to help you quit smoking are listed at the end of the pamphlet. The French version of this pamphlet 1948, "Les faits sur le tabagisme et la maladie du coeur", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0925
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Les faits sur le tabagisme et la maladie du coeur

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1948
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La brochure explique les risques de l’usage du tabac, plus couramment de la cigarette, sur le développement de la maladie du cœur. On y présente des faits sur le tabagisme et on y traite des bienfaits du renoncement au tabac et des effets continus que procure le fait de ne pas fumer. Des ressources pour vous aider à arrêter de fumer sont proposées à la fin de la brochure. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “The Facts about Smoking and Heart Disease”. This pamphlet expl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team
Alternate Title
The facts about smoking and heart disease
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Heart Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking
Smoking cessation
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
La brochure explique les risques de l’usage du tabac, plus couramment de la cigarette, sur le développement de la maladie du cœur. On y présente des faits sur le tabagisme et on y traite des bienfaits du renoncement au tabac et des effets continus que procure le fait de ne pas fumer. Des ressources pour vous aider à arrêter de fumer sont proposées à la fin de la brochure.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “The Facts about Smoking and Heart Disease”. This pamphlet explains the risks of tobacco use, most commonly cigarette smoking, on the development of heart disease. Smoking facts, benefits of quitting, and continued effects of not smoking are outlined. Resources to help you quit smoking are listed at the end of the pamphlet.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
1948
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Going Home After A Catheter Ablation Procedure

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IWK. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0972
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Ablation involves disruption of the lining of the heart, which can sometimes cause blood clots to form.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Cardiology
Alternate Title
What to expect after discharge
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Child Health
Cardiovascular system
Infection
Wounds and Injuries
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Wounds and injuries
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Infections
Diagnosis
Communicable diseases
Children--Health and hygiene
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Ablation involves disruption of the lining of the heart, which can sometimes cause blood clots to form.
Responsibility
IWK Cardiology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0972
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Going Home After Cardiac Catheterization

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IWK. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0973
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Kids who have had a procedure on their heart are at risk of getting this infection during certain types of medical procedures. This includes dental work, and various surgical procedures.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Cardiology
Alternate Title
What to expect after discharge
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases
Child Health
Cardiovascular system
Infection
Wounds and Injuries
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Wounds and injuries
Therapeutics
Surgery, Operative
Infections
Diagnosis
Communicable diseases
Children--Health and hygiene
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Kids who have had a procedure on their heart are at risk of getting this infection during certain types of medical procedures. This includes dental work, and various surgical procedures.
Notes
The French version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Cardiology, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0973
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fas…
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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
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of HCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a special pacemaker called an internal cardioverter defibrillator). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0631
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[In Arabic] Blood Transfusion

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IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1017-AR
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In Arabic. You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Alternate Title
Patient & Family Guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood
Cardiovascular system
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Child Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood
Abstract
In Arabic. You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
Notes
The English and French version of this pamphlet are also available.
This shared IWK/NSHA resource now replaces the IWK pamphlet, PL-0154 " Blood Component and Plasma Protein Product Transfusions: information for patients and families" .
Responsibility
Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
PL-1017-AR
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[In Arabic] Outpatient Instructions after a Transfusion

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38069
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1031-AR
Available Online
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[In Arabic] You (or your family member) had a blood transfusion. and, although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Reactions are rare and usually mild, but they can happen after any transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood
Cardiovascular system
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Child Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood
Abstract
[In Arabic] You (or your family member) had a blood transfusion. and, although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Reactions are rare and usually mild, but they can happen after any transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before.
Notes
The English version of this pamphlet, PL-1031, is also available.
This pamphlet accompanies PL-1017-"Blood Transfusion". PL-1017, a shared IWK/NSHA resource, now replaces the IWK pamphlet, PL-0154 "Blood Component and Plasma Protein Product Transfusions: information for patients and families" .
Responsibility
Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
PL-1031-AR
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[In French] Instructions ambulatoires après une transfusion

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37959
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1031-FR
Available Online
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[In French] Vous ou un membre de votre famille avez reçu une transfusion sanguine. Les réactions sont rares, mais possibles. Elles sont rares et habituellement légères, mais elles peuvent survenir après toute transfusion, même si vous n’en avez jamais eu auparavant. / You (or your family member) had a blood transfusion. and, although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Reactions are rare and usually mild, but they can happen after any transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction…
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Alternate Title
Outpatient Instructions after a Transfusion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood
Cardiovascular system
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Child Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood
Abstract
[In French] Vous ou un membre de votre famille avez reçu une transfusion sanguine. Les réactions sont rares, mais possibles. Elles sont rares et habituellement légères, mais elles peuvent survenir après toute transfusion, même si vous n’en avez jamais eu auparavant. / You (or your family member) had a blood transfusion. and, although rare, it is possible you may have a reaction. Reactions are rare and usually mild, but they can happen after any transfusion, even if you have never had a reaction before.
Notes
The English version of this pamphlet, PL-1031, is also available.
This pamphlet accompanies PL-1017-FR "[In French] Blood Transfusion". PL-1017-FR, a shared IWK/NSHA resource, now replaces the IWK pamphlet, PL-0154-FR " [In French] Blood Component and Plasma Protein Product Transfusions: information for patients and families" .
Responsibility
Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
PL-1031-FR
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[In French] La transfusion sanguine

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37958
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services). Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
PL-1017-FR
Available Online
View Pamphlet
[In French] Vous avez reçu ce dépliant parce que vous ou un membre de votre famille aurez peut-être besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. / You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
IWK. Transfusion Medicine Service - (Lab Services)
Alternate Title
Guide à l’intention des patients et des familles
Blood Transfusion
Patient & Family Guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood
Cardiovascular system
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Therapeutics
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Child Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood
Abstract
[In French] Vous avez reçu ce dépliant parce que vous ou un membre de votre famille aurez peut-être besoin d’une transfusion sanguine. L’équipe de soins de santé vous expliquera en quoi consiste une transfusion ainsi que les avantages et les risques que cela comporte. / You have been given this pamphlet because you or your family member may need a blood transfusion. The health care team will describe the benefits and risks of a transfusion and what is involved.
Notes
The English version of this pamphlet, PL-1017 "Blood Transfusion" (WH85-1200), is also available.
This shared IWK/NSHA resource now replaces the IWK pamphlet, PL-0154-FR " [In French] Blood Component and Plasma Protein Product Transfusions: information for patients and families" .
Responsibility
Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Program
Pamphlet Number
PL-1017-FR
Less detail

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