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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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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
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Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0331
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This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
TEE
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0331
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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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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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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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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 nswers to common questions you may have are provided. Information on when to call your prima…
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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 nswers 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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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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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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The Cardiology Service at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other infor…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service
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)
Hospital Units
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other information includes personal belongings and valuables, parking, visitors, phone and TV services, and where your support person(s) can stay while you are in hospital. Sharing information with your support person(s) is also reviewed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to Cardiology
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Cardiovascular device implant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1576
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This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, artificial
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
Notes
Previous title: Cardiovascular Device Implants
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1576
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The practice of clinical echocardiography

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[edited by] Catherine M. Otto. (6th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2022.
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Ideally suited for those clinicians who have already mastered basic principles, The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, 6th Edition, provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Through practical, clear, and carefully edited content, world-renowned expert Dr. Catherine M. Otto and her team of more than 65 leaders in echocardiography demonstrate how to apply advanced knowledge to daily clinical decision making. Newly reorganized sections cover adva…
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Otto, Catherine M.
Responsibility
[edited by] Catherine M. Otto
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Clinical echocardiography
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2022
Physical Description
1 online resource, 1024 p.
ISBN
9780323697286
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Diagnosis
Specialty
Cardiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasonography
Abstract
Ideally suited for those clinicians who have already mastered basic principles, The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, 6th Edition, provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Through practical, clear, and carefully edited content, world-renowned expert Dr. Catherine M. Otto and her team of more than 65 leaders in echocardiography demonstrate how to apply advanced knowledge to daily clinical decision making. Newly reorganized sections cover advanced principles for the echocardiographer, best practices for echocardiography laboratories, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, intraoperative and interventional echocardiography, and point-of-care cardiac ultrasound.
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Opie's cardiovascular drugs : a companion to Braunwald's heart disease

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Deepak L. Bhatt. (9th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2021.
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Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients. Now a part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, this compact title provides crucial information in an easily accessible format-ideal for cardiologists, residents, cardiology fellows, medical students, nurses, and other cardiac care providers. Updated to include the latest guidel…
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Author
Bhatt, Deepak L.
Responsibility
Deepak L. Bhatt
Edition
9th ed.
Alternate Title
Cardiovascular drugs
Opie's - companion to Braunwald's heart disease
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 720 p.
ISBN
9780323673617
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Treatment
Cardiovascular Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Cardiology
Pharmacology
Abstract
Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients. Now a part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, this compact title provides crucial information in an easily accessible format-ideal for cardiologists, residents, cardiology fellows, medical students, nurses, and other cardiac care providers. Updated to include the latest guidelines and evidence-based implications, it offers clear and concise explanations and pertinent clinical facts for all classes of cardiac drugs, as well as all the latest clinical trial results and evidence for the pharmacologic treatment of heart disease.
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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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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.
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Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0158
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Cardiac catheterization (dye test)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0718
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: when you can eat, medications, when you can take off the dressing, when you can have a bath, when you can go home, and when you can drive. What to do if you have bleeding and when to seek medical attention is explained. The French version of this pamphlet 1120, "Cathétérisme Cardiaque (test avec colorant)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0718
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program coordinates the assessment, care, and treatment of people with suspected or diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension. This pamphlet describes PAH, a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, what tests will be done, and how PAH is treated. A lis…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program coordinates the assessment, care, and treatment of people with suspected or diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension. This pamphlet describes PAH, a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, what tests will be done, and how PAH is treated. A list of resources for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1214
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An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take. The French version of this pamphlet 1744, "Échocardiogramme", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart--Imaging
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take. The French version of this pamphlet 1744, "Échocardiogramme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1214
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Preparing your skin before open heart surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1574
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This pamphlet explains how to prepare your skin before open heart surgery using 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths. Information is provided about shaving, bathing, areas to be cleaned, and possible skin sensitivity. The French version of this pamphlet 1902, "Préparer votre peau avant une chirurgie à cœur ouvert", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to prepare your skin before open heart surgery using 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths. Information is provided about shaving, bathing, areas to be cleaned, and possible skin sensitivity. The French version of this pamphlet 1902, "Préparer votre peau avant une chirurgie à cœur ouvert", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing your skin before open heart surgery : instructions for patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1574
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Échocardiogramme

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1744
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Un échocardiogramme est un examen du cœur sans douleur et sans danger. Il indique la taille, la forme et le mouvement du cœur, ainsi que le flux sanguin qui passe par le cœur. Des ondes sonores (ultrasons) sont utilisées pour obtenir une image du cœur qui peut ensuite être vue à l’écran d’un ordinateur. Le présent livret précise comment se préparer pour l’examen, qui fait l’examen, ce qui se passe pendant et après l’examen et la durée de l’examen. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ech…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Echocardiogram
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart--Imaging
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Un échocardiogramme est un examen du cœur sans douleur et sans danger. Il indique la taille, la forme et le mouvement du cœur, ainsi que le flux sanguin qui passe par le cœur. Des ondes sonores (ultrasons) sont utilisées pour obtenir une image du cœur qui peut ensuite être vue à l’écran d’un ordinateur. Le présent livret précise comment se préparer pour l’examen, qui fait l’examen, ce qui se passe pendant et après l’examen et la durée de l’examen.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Echocardiogram" pamphlet 1214. An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take.
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Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1744
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Limb loss (amputation) post-operative care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1193
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In Nova Scotia, more than 100 people have a major amputation (limb loss) each year. This guide will help you get ready for your surgery by letting you know what to expect. This guide explains levels of lower limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. Information about coping with amputation, how to position yourself, care of your amputated leg and other leg and foot, getting around, and living at home is included. A list …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Limb loss (amputation) post-op care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Amputation - rehabilitation
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Amputation
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
In Nova Scotia, more than 100 people have a major amputation (limb loss) each year. This guide will help you get ready for your surgery by letting you know what to expect. This guide explains levels of lower limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. Information about coping with amputation, how to position yourself, care of your amputated leg and other leg and foot, getting around, and living at home is included. A list of post-operative and home exercises with images is provided.
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Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1193
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The Heart and Circulation : An Integrative Model

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Branko Furst. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This extensively revised second edition traces the development of the basic concepts in cardiovascular physiology in light of the accumulated experimental and clinical evidence. It considers the early embryonic circulation, where blood circulation suggests the existence of a motive force, tightly coupled to the metabolic demands of the tissues. It proposes that rather than being an organ of propulsion, the heart, serves as an organ of control, generating pressure by rhythmically impeding blood …
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Author
Furst, Branko
Responsibility
Branko Furst
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xl, 376 p.) : 136 illus., 105 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030250621
9783030250614 (Print ed.)
9783030250638 (Print ed.)
9783030250645 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Circulation - physiology
Cardiovascular System - embryology
Heart - physiology
Hemodynamics - physiology
Myocardium
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This extensively revised second edition traces the development of the basic concepts in cardiovascular physiology in light of the accumulated experimental and clinical evidence. It considers the early embryonic circulation, where blood circulation suggests the existence of a motive force, tightly coupled to the metabolic demands of the tissues. It proposes that rather than being an organ of propulsion, the heart, serves as an organ of control, generating pressure by rhythmically impeding blood flow. New and expanded chapters cover the arterial pulse, circulation in the upright posture, microcirculation and functional heart morphology. Heart and Circulation offers a new perspective for deeper understanding of the human cardiovascular system. It is therefore a thought-provoking resource for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and trainees interested in models of human circulation.
Contents
Part I. Embryonic Circulation -- 1. Early Embryo Circulation -- 2. The Onset of Circulation -- 3. Hemodynamics of the Early Embryo Circulation -- 4. Flow Patterns in the Early Embryo Circulation -- 5. Is There a Circulation Without a Heart? -- 6. The Embryo Heart is Not a Peristaltic Pump -- 7. Flow Perturbation Experiments -- 8. Heart Rate Perturbations -- 9. The Heart as a Generator of Pressure -- 10. Ventriculo–Vascular Interaction -- 11. A Brief Comparative Phylogeny -- 12. Evolutionary Aspect of the Rhythmical System -- Part II. Mature Circulation -- 13. Functional Morphology of the Heart -- 14. Regulation of Cardiac Output -- 15. Circulatory and Respiratory Functions of the Blood -- 16. Models of the Heart -- 17. Cardiovascular Response During Exercise -- 18. Hemodynamic Effects of Aortic Occlusion -- 19. Increased Pulmonary Flows -- 20. Single Ventricle Physiology -- 21. Microcirculation -- Part III. Human Circulation -- 22. Arterial Pulse -- 23. Heartbeat and Respiration: Toward a Functional Chronobiology -- 24. The Effect of Gravity and Upright Posture on Circulation -- 25. The Integrative Model of Circulation: A Synthesis.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Molecular Mechanism of Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat45139
Toshio Nakanishi, H. Scott Baldwin, Jeffrey R. Fineman, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, editors. --Singapore: SpringerOpen , c2020.
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Open access
Location
Online
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Other Authors
Nakanish, Toshio
Baldwin, H. Scott
Fineman, Jeffrey R.
Yamagishi, Hiroyuki
Responsibility
Toshio Nakanishi, H. Scott Baldwin, Jeffrey R. Fineman, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 405 p.)
ISBN
9789811511851
9789811511844 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - growth & development
Ductus Arteriosus - abnormalities
Heart Defects, Congenital - etiology
Hypertension, Pulmonary - etiology
Specialty
Cardiology
Molecular Biology
Pulmonary Medicine
Contents
Part I. Basic Science of Pulmonary Development and Pulmonary Arterial Disease -- Part II. Abnormal Pulmonary Circulation in the Developing Lung and Heart -- Part III. Ductus Arteriosus: Bridge Over Troubled Vessels -- Part IV. Development and Regeneration of the Cardiovascular System.
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Open access
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Congress
Location
Online
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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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