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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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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.
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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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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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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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Avant et après une cardioversion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
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. Pour vous rendre plus à l’aise, détendu et somnolent, un médicament vous sera administré avant l’intervention. Celui-ci restera dans votre corps durant 24 heures. Pendant ce temps, vous ne pouvez pas conduire, signer des documen…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Alternate Title
Before and after your cardioversion
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electric Countershock
Subjects (LCSH)
Electric countershock
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. Pour vous rendre plus à l’aise, détendu et somnolent, un médicament vous sera administré avant l’intervention. Celui-ci restera dans votre corps durant 24 heures. Pendant ce temps, vous ne pouvez pas conduire, signer des documents juridiques ou boire de l’alcool.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0393, “Before and After Your Cardioversion”. Cardioversion is used to treat heart rhythm problems. During a cardioversion, an electrical shock is given to your heart. Getting ready for the procedure, how the procedure is done, and recovery are outlined. Before the procedure, you will be given a medicine to make you comfortable, relaxed, and sleepy. It will be in your body for 24 hours. During this time, you should not drive, sign legal documents, or drink any alcohol.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
1726
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Going home after interventional radiology procedures with radial approach

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1776
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This pamphlet explains what to do after having interventional radiology procedures with radial approach. Topics include activity after surgery and what to do if you have bleeding.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do after having interventional radiology procedures with radial approach. Topics include activity after surgery and what to do if you have bleeding.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Staff
Pamphlet Number
1776
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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 , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1791
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L’angioplastie des artères de jambe est effectuée pour ouvrir des artères bloquées dans les jambes. Elle peut être effectuée pour retarder ou vous éviter un pontage (chirurgie aidant le sang à contourner un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique quand une angioplastie est effectuée, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de s’y préparer et le rétablissement après l’intervention. ; This pamphlet is a French translation o…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Angioplasty of the legs (balloon procedure)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
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 est effectuée pour ouvrir des artères bloquées dans les jambes. Elle peut être effectuée pour retarder ou vous éviter un pontage (chirurgie aidant le sang à contourner un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique quand une angioplastie est effectuée, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de s’y préparer et le rétablissement après l’intervention.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Angioplasty of the Legs (Balloon Procedure)" pamphlet 1296. Angioplasty of the legs is done to open blocked arteries in the leg. It may be done to delay or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get around a blockage). This pamphlet explains: when angioplasty is done, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery and what recovery will be like after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Bonnie Heckel CNS, Vascular Surgery & Jackie Frew CNE, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1791
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Introduction to translational cardiovascular research

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Dennis V. Cokkinos, editor. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2015.
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Cokkinos, Dennis V.
Responsibility
Dennis V. Cokkinos, editor
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 610 pages)
ISBN
9783319087986 (electronic bk.)
9783319087979
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Research
Contents
Part I. General Aspects -- 1. Introduction: What Is Translational Research -- 2. Insights into Heart Development and Regeneration -- 3. Basis of Cell Excitability and Cardiac Conduction System -- Part II. The Main Axes -- 4. The Renin-Angiotensin- Aldosterone System in Cardiovascular Diseases -- 5. Beta Adrenergic Receptors -- 6. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary- Adrenal Axis in Human Health and Disease -- Part III. Fundamental Aspects and Processes -- 7. Genetic Polymorphisms -- 8. Genetic Polymorphisms and the Vascular Endothelium -- 9. The Role of microRNAs in Cardiovascular Disease -- 10. Pathways to Myocardial Hypertrophy -- 11. The Multiple Actions of the Insulin- Like Growth Factor-I Signaling in the Myocardium -- 12. Calcium Cycling Circuits in Cardiac Physiology and Pathophysiology -- 13. Inflammation and Atherosclerosis -- 14. Stress Proteins and the Adaptive Response of the Heart -- 15. The Mechanisms and Modalities of Cell Death -- 16. Repair of the Infarcted Myocardium -- 17. Pathways to Cardiac Remodeling -- 18. A Translational Approach to Probe the Arrhythmic Potential of the Heart: Therapeutic Considerations -- Part IV. Man and Animals -- 19. Animal Models of Cardiovascular Disease -- 20. In vitro Experimental Assessment of Cardiac Function -- 21. In Vivo Experimental Assessment of Cardiac Function -- 22. Non Invasive Imaging Modalities for Cardiovascular Translational Research-Technical Considerations -- 23. Cardiovascular Applications of Non-invasive Imaging in Cardiovascular Diseases: From Bench to Bedside -- 24. Molecular Imaging of Inflammation Using Echocardiography. Advances with the Use of Microbubbles -- 25. Clinical Aspects and Genetics of Cardiomyopathies -- 26. Cardiorenal Syndrome: What Basic Research Can Contribute -- 27. Clinical Aspects of Cardiorenal Syndrome: Consequences of Therapy with the Renin- Angiotensin System Inhibitors -- Part V. Therapeutic Aspects -- 28. Pre- Peri- Post-Conditioning the Ischemic Myocardium: Challenges, Confounders and Expectations -- 29. Gene Therapy for the Heart -- 30. Cell Therapy in Cardiac Diseases -- 31. Moving Towards a Novel Paradigm in Drug Development for Worsening Heart Failure: The T1 Model (Mechanistic Translational Phase).
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Cardiovascular Biomechanics

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Peter R. Hoskins, Patricia V. Lawford, Barry J. Doyle, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides a balanced presentation of the fundamental principles of cardiovascular biomechanics research, as well as its valuable clinical applications. Pursuing an integrated approach at the interface of the life sciences, physics and engineering, it also includes extensive images to explain the concepts discussed. Cardiovascular biomechanics encompasses the relationship between the mechanics of the cardiovascular system and biological function in health and disease, and it is increasi…
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Hoskins, Peter R
Lawford, Patricia V
Doyle, Barry J
Responsibility
Peter R. Hoskins, Patricia V. Lawford, Barry J. Doyle, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 462 pages) : 220 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319464077
9783319464053 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomechanical Phenomena
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This book provides a balanced presentation of the fundamental principles of cardiovascular biomechanics research, as well as its valuable clinical applications. Pursuing an integrated approach at the interface of the life sciences, physics and engineering, it also includes extensive images to explain the concepts discussed. Cardiovascular biomechanics encompasses the relationship between the mechanics of the cardiovascular system and biological function in health and disease, and it is increasingly recognised that normal function and diseases involve a complex interplay between biology and mechanical forces. With a focus on explaining the underlying principles, this book examines the physiology and mechanics of circulation, mechanobiology and the biomechanics of different components of the cardiovascular system, in-vivo techniques, in-vitro techniques, and the medical applications of this research. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students and including sample problems at the end of each chapter, this interdisciplinary text provides an essential introduction to the topic. It is also an ideal reference text for researchers and clinical practitioners, and will benefit a wide range of students and researchers including engineers, physicists, biologists and clinicians who are interested in the area of cardiovascular biomechanics.
Contents
1. Introduction to Solid and Fluid Mechanics -- 2. Introduction to Cardiovascular Biomechanics -- 3. Blood and Blood Flow -- 4. The Arterial System I. Pressure, Flow and Stiffness -- 5. The Arterial System II. Forces, Adaptability and Mechanotransduction -- 6. Excitation-Contraction in the Heart -- 7. The Venous System -- 8. The Microcirculation -- 9. Medical Imaging -- 10. Modelling of the Cardiovascular System -- 11. Patient Specific Modelling -- 12. Flow Phantoms -- 13. Measurement of the Mechanical Properties of Biological Tissues -- 14. Hypertension -- 15. Atherosclerosis -- 16. Aneurysms -- 17. Cardiovascular Prostheses -- Appendix A: Questions -- Appendix B: Glossary.
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e-Book
Location
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Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0241
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This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Alternate Title
ICD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive a shock is given. Care of your incision and signs of an infection are listed. The use of electrical equipment is discussed. Call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms: feeling faint, dizziness, heart fluttering, or heart racing. The French version of this pamphlet 1719, "Vivre avec votre défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0241
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Cet appareil détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Le présent livret traite de la façon dont votre cœur bat, des symptômes courants, de ce qu’est un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable ou DCI (parfois appelé défibrillateur automatique implantable ou DAI), de son fonctionnement et des différents types de traitement. Vous apprendrez comment vous préparer pour l’implantation de l’appareil. Les soins que vous recevrez…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Alternate Title
DCI
Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Cet appareil détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Le présent livret traite de la façon dont votre cœur bat, des symptômes courants, de ce qu’est un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable ou DCI (parfois appelé défibrillateur automatique implantable ou DAI), de son fonctionnement et des différents types de traitement. Vous apprendrez comment vous préparer pour l’implantation de l’appareil. Les soins que vous recevrez durant les premières 24 heures suivant la chirurgie y sont décrits, de même que les activités à éviter au cours des six à huit semaines qui suivront. Vous devrez porter un bracelet MedicAlert®. Les mesures pertinentes à prendre si vous recevez un choc sont précisées, de même que les soins se rattachant à l’incision et les signes d’infection. Il est aussi question de l’utilisation des appareils électriques. Appelez le 911 si vous ressentez les symptômes suivants : impression d’évanouissement imminent, étourdissements, palpitations ou battements de cœur très rapides.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0241, "Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)". This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive a shock is given. Care of your incision and signs of an infection are listed. The use of electrical equipment is discussed. Call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms: feeling faint, dizziness, heart fluttering, or heart racing.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiologie, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Atlas of human cardiac anatomy

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University of Minnesota.
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Online
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Corporate Author
University of Minnesota
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - anatomy & histology
Heart - anatomy & histology
Format
Database
Publication Type
Atlas
Location
Online
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1731
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This pamphlet gives information about your hospital stay for cardiac surgery. It lists items to bring with you to the hospital, a predicted timeline of your surgery, and members of your health care team. It gives information about the heart, types of cardiac surgeries, how to prepare for your surgery, and common concerns after surgery. Physiotherapy exercises, cardiac rehabilitation programs in Nova Scotia, heart healthy eating guidelines, and symptoms requiring a visit to either your family do…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (45 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 gives information about your hospital stay for cardiac surgery. It lists items to bring with you to the hospital, a predicted timeline of your surgery, and members of your health care team. It gives information about the heart, types of cardiac surgeries, how to prepare for your surgery, and common concerns after surgery. Physiotherapy exercises, cardiac rehabilitation programs in Nova Scotia, heart healthy eating guidelines, and symptoms requiring a visit to either your family doctor or to the Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1731
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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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Venous leg ulcers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
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 due to problems in the veins.The pamphlet describes common causes, symptoms and the treatments of venous leg ulcers.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Varicose Ulcer - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Varicose 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 due to problems in the veins.The pamphlet describes common causes, symptoms and the treatments of venous leg ulcers.
Responsibility
Prepared by Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
Pamphlet Number
0535
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Thallium exercise test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0690
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This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test and how the test is done. The test takes about 5-6 hours. Symptoms to watch out for and information about test results are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart function tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test and how the test is done. The test takes about 5-6 hours. Symptoms to watch out for and information about test results are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0690
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Management of cardiovascular disease in women

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33719
Hanna Z. Mieszczanska, Gladys P. Velarde, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This book summarizes the great progress in the treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Due to improved therapies, preventive strategies and increased public awareness, CVD mortality has been on the decline for both genders. Unfortunately, the decline has been less prominent for women, and CVD remains the leading cause of mortality for women in the United States and is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide. Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women provides a comprehens…
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Mieszczanska, Hanna Z
Velarde, Gladys P
Responsibility
Hanna Z. Mieszczanska, Gladys P. Velarde, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 462 pages)
ISBN
9781447155171 (electronic bk.)
9781447155164
Subjects (MeSH)
Women
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Treatment
Women - Diseases - Treatment
Abstract
This book summarizes the great progress in the treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Due to improved therapies, preventive strategies and increased public awareness, CVD mortality has been on the decline for both genders. Unfortunately, the decline has been less prominent for women, and CVD remains the leading cause of mortality for women in the United States and is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide. Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women provides a comprehensive overview of differences in cardiac problems in women including the challenges and limitations of the available literature. Unique aspects to women's heart health such as pregnancy, the impact of emotional stress and other psychosocial issues are discussed by leading experts in the field. They therefore provide important insight to cardiovascular care in women, making this book an essential resource for a wide range of practitioners including cardiologists, primary care providers, internists, and reproductive healthcare professionals.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology, Classification, Guidelines -- 1. Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease in Women- Sex Differences in Disease Incidence and Prevalence. Population Representation, Diversity, Disparities -- 2. Classification of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women -- Part II. Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Specific Conditions in Women -- 3. Gender Differences in Clinical Manifestation and Pathophysiology of Ischemic Heart Disease: A Gender Paradox -- 4. Noninvasive Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease in Women -- 5. Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease in Women -- 6. Invasive Therapy for Women Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 7. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Valvular, and Advanced Heart Failure Surgeries in Women -- 8. Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension in Women -- 9. Valvular Heart Disease in Women -- 10. Arrhythmias in Women: A Practical Approach -- 11. Women with Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 12. Hypertension in Women -- 13. Impact of Diabetes Mellitus and the Metabolic Syndrome on the Female Heart -- Part III. Pregnancy and Heart Disease -- 14. Heart Disease in Pregnancy -- Part IV. Special Considerations -- 15. Antithrombotic Issues in Women -- 16. Effects of Hormones and Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health in Women -- 17. Gender Considerations in Peripheral Vascular Disease -- 18. A Holistic Integrative Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular Disease -- 19. The Impact of Stress, Depression, and Other Psychosocial Factors on Women’s Cardiovascular Health -- 20. Pharmacotherapy Considerations in Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Therapeutic Implications for Cardiovascular Disease.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34669
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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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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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34671
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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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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