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Atrial fibrillation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35948
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1230
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Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal (not usual) heart rhythm. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, how it is diagnosed and treated, what you can do to help your condition, and what to do if you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Rhythm Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia
Heart beat
Abstract
Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal (not usual) heart rhythm. This pamphlet explains the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, how it is diagnosed and treated, what you can do to help your condition, and what to do if you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
Notes
Previous title: Atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation
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Prepared by: Heart Rhythm Service
Pamphlet Number
1230
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0252
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Digoxin is a medication used to treat heart failure and certain types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Toloxin® is the brand name of digoxin. This pamphlet explains how to take digoxin, drugs and foods to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Digoxin
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Digoxin
Atrial fibrillation
Heart failure
Abstract
Digoxin is a medication used to treat heart failure and certain types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). Toloxin® is the brand name of digoxin. This pamphlet explains how to take digoxin, drugs and foods to avoid, warnings, possible side effects, and symptoms that you should mention to your doctor, nurse practitioner, or pharmacist.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0252
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PFO or ASD closure : patent foramen ovale (PFO) or an atrial septal defect (ASD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1442
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During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Foramen Ovale, Patent
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial septal defects
Cardiac catheterization
Abstract
During a PFO or an ASD closure, a puncture (small hole) is made in your groin so that the doctor can put a special catheter (tube) into your vein. A special closure device is put through the catheter and carefully moved to the right spot in your heart. The doctor watches this process on monitors. It then opens up and covers both sides of the hole in your heart. What to bring to the hospital, what to expect before, during and after the procedure are reviewed. Details are given about how to care for yourself when you go home. A list of symptoms that require a visit an Emergency Department is provided.
Notes
Previous title: PFO/ASD closure : patent foramen ovali (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1442
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Warfarine sodique

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36661
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2063
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Cette brochure fournit des instructions précises aux patients qui prennent de la warfarine et qui sont traités pour au moins un des problèmes médicaux suivants : fibrillation auriculaire ou atriale (rythme cardiaque irrégulier), valvule prothétique (artificielle), thrombose veineuse (caillot de sang dans une veine profonde) ou embolie pulmonaire (artère du poumon bloquée par un caillot de sang), infarctus du myocarde (crise cardiaque) ou autre problème connexe. Des instructions sont également f…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Services
Alternate Title
Coumadin
Warfarin sodium
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants
Subjects (LCSH)
Warfarin
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Abstract
Cette brochure fournit des instructions précises aux patients qui prennent de la warfarine et qui sont traités pour au moins un des problèmes médicaux suivants : fibrillation auriculaire ou atriale (rythme cardiaque irrégulier), valvule prothétique (artificielle), thrombose veineuse (caillot de sang dans une veine profonde) ou embolie pulmonaire (artère du poumon bloquée par un caillot de sang), infarctus du myocarde (crise cardiaque) ou autre problème connexe. Des instructions sont également fournies sur la façon de prendre le médicament, les doses manquées, les analyses sanguines RIN (ou INR), les interactions médicamenteuses et alimentaires, les effets secondaires et les mesures de sécurité. Vous y trouverez aussi des numéros où appeler si vous avez des questions.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0373 “Warfarin Sodium". This pamphlet gives specific directions if you are a patient on warfarin and you are undergoing treatment for at least one of the following conditions: atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), prosthetic (artificial) heart valve, venous thrombosis (blood clot in a deep vein) or pulmonary embolism (artery in the lung blocked by a blood clot), myocardial infarction (heart attack), or another related condition. Directions about how to take this medication, missed doses, INR blood tests, drug and food interactions, side effects, and safety precautions are provided. Contact numbers are also given if you have questions.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services ; Revised by: Hematology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2063
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