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24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2315
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Your doctor or nurse practitioner has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor). You need a test called a cardiac catheterization (dye test). This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are taken to the Halifax Infirmary (HI) to have this test done. It explains what to expect while you are waiting to be transferred, before your transfer, and when you arrive at the HI. What to expect after you are discharged is also reviewed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service
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)
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your doctor or nurse practitioner has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor). You need a test called a cardiac catheterization (dye test). This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are taken to the Halifax Infirmary (HI) to have this test done. It explains what to expect while you are waiting to be transferred, before your transfer, and when you arrive at the HI. What to expect after you are discharged is also reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service
Pamphlet Number
2315
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Sclerotherapy discharge instructions - Dr. MacKean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sclerotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Sclerotherapy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures & G. MacKean MD, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0206
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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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Living with your pacemaker

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0019
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A pacemaker is used to prevent your heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to make your heart beat faster to suit your activity. You will need to have surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what a pacemaker is, how the procedure is done, what will happen after your procedure, and your care at home. A list of symptoms that require you to call 911 is included. The French versi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, artificial
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
A pacemaker is used to prevent your heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to make your heart beat faster to suit your activity. You will need to have surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what a pacemaker is, how the procedure is done, what will happen after your procedure, and your care at home. A list of symptoms that require you to call 911 is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1944, "Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0019
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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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Going home after an interventional radiology procedure with radial approach

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1776
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This pamphlet explains what to do after having an interventional radiology procedure with radial approach. Topics include activity and what to do if you have bleeding.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology
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)
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do after having an interventional radiology procedure with radial approach. Topics include activity and what to do if you have bleeding.
Notes
Previous title: Going home after interventional radiology procedures with radial approach
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1776
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My heart failure passport

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2373
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This Passport will help you take an active part in treating your heart failure. You can use it to record daily measurements (like your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, symptoms, and how you are feeling) and any medications you are taking. It can also help you to understand your disease better and learn about the importance of making changes to your lifestyle.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This Passport will help you take an active part in treating your heart failure. You can use it to record daily measurements (like your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, symptoms, and how you are feeling) and any medications you are taking. It can also help you to understand your disease better and learn about the importance of making changes to your lifestyle.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2373
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Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1791
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L'angioplastie des artères de jambe (également appelée intervention par ballonnet) est une intervention destinée à ouvrir les artères rétrécies de votre jambe. Elle peut être pratiquée pour ralentir ou empêcher la nécessité d'un pontage (opération visant à aider le sang à franchir un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi vous avez besoin de cette intervention, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de se prépa…
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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
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
L'angioplastie des artères de jambe (également appelée intervention par ballonnet) est une intervention destinée à ouvrir les artères rétrécies de votre jambe. Elle peut être pratiquée pour ralentir ou empêcher la nécessité d'un pontage (opération visant à aider le sang à franchir un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi vous avez besoin de cette intervention, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de se préparer à l’intervention et le rétablissement qui suit.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Angioplasty of the leg (balloon procedure)" pamphlet 1296. 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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1791
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1731
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This pamphlet was created by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Nova Scotia Health to give you and your support persons information about getting heart surgery. It has information about what you can do before your surgery to help it go well, what will happen during your hospital stay, and what you can do after your surgery to have a good recovery. Topics include discharge (leaving the hospital) planning, your surgery timeline, your health care team, information about the heart and your su…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (53 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet was created by the Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Nova Scotia Health to give you and your support persons information about getting heart surgery. It has information about what you can do before your surgery to help it go well, what will happen during your hospital stay, and what you can do after your surgery to have a good recovery. Topics include discharge (leaving the hospital) planning, your surgery timeline, your health care team, information about the heart and your surgery, common concerns after surgery, and discharge and follow-up. It also includes information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, heart healthy eating guidelines, and questions you may have.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1731
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Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0241
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An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Living with your ICD
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)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health care provider or 911 are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
0241
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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. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is also available.
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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. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery. 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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Avant et après une cardioversion : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1726
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La cardioversion est utilisée pour traiter les problèmes de rythme cardiaque. Durant une cardioversion, une décharge électrique est donnée à votre cœur. Le présent livret traite de la préparation à l’intervention, de la manière dont elle est faite et de la récupération. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0393, “Before and After Your Cardioversion - Halifax Infirmary”. Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given t…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology
Alternate Title
[Before and after your cardioversion : Halifax Infirmary]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electric Countershock
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Electric countershock
Heart
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
La cardioversion est utilisée pour traiter les problèmes de rythme cardiaque. Durant une cardioversion, une décharge électrique est donnée à votre cœur. Le présent livret traite de la préparation à l’intervention, de la manière dont elle est faite et de la récupération.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0393, “Before and After Your Cardioversion - Halifax Infirmary”. Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. This pamphlet explains getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
1726
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Venous leg ulcers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0535
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The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are caused by problems in the veins. This pamphlet explains what venous leg ulcers are, what causes them, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them from coming back.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
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)
Ulcer
Leg
Veins
Subjects (LCSH)
Leg--Ulcers
Veins
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are caused by problems in the veins. This pamphlet explains what venous leg ulcers are, what causes them, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them from coming back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
Pamphlet Number
0535
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you hav…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. 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)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Peripheral vascular diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you have PAD, what problems PAD can cause, and how PAD is treated. Information about when to call your doctor or nurse is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1215
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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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
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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
2023
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
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
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 your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also gi…
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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
2023
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 your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also given.
Notes
Previous title: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629
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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.
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Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1214
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Échocardiogramme

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35793
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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Corporate Author
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1744
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Right heart catheterization test : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0392
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A right heart catheterization is a test to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Halifax Infirmary. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
A right heart catheterization is a test to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your cardiologist (heart doctor) find the cause of your heart problem and recommend treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, risks, and care after the test. Symptoms that need medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Right heart catheterization
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, Halifax Infirmary, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0392
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Cathétérisme cardiaque droit

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36476
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1913
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Le cathétérisme cardiaque droit est un examen effectué pour vérifier le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque. Ce test aide votre médecin à trouver la cause de votre problème cardiaque et à vous recommander un traitement. La présente brochure explique comment vous préparer pour le test, la façon dont il est fait, les risques qui s’y rattachent et les soins à dispenser après l’intervention. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux sont précisés. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Right heart catheterization
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Le cathétérisme cardiaque droit est un examen effectué pour vérifier le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque. Ce test aide votre médecin à trouver la cause de votre problème cardiaque et à vous recommander un traitement. La présente brochure explique comment vous préparer pour le test, la façon dont il est fait, les risques qui s’y rattachent et les soins à dispenser après l’intervention. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux sont précisés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Right Heart Catheterization" pamphlet 0392. A right heart catheterization is a special test used to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your doctor find the cause of your heart problem and recommend your treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your test, how the test is done, risks and care after your test. Symptoms needing medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1913
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