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Abdominal aneurysm

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
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An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal aneurysm
Abdominal aorta
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet will help you learn about your aneurysm and how it is treated. The pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk of having an aneurysm, how it can cause a problem, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by Dr. C.K. You, MD, F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S., Dept. of Surgery, Dalhousie University; revised by Bonnie Heckel, CNS, Vascular Surgery, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0591
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Ablation par cathéter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1914
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La présente brochure décrit à quoi vous attendre avant, durant et après votre ablation par cathéter. Elle explique l’ablation par cathéter, le fonctionnement du cœur et la préparation pour l’intervention. On y traite de ce qui se passe à l’admission, au laboratoire d’électrophysiologie (EP) et après l’ablation. On fournit aussi des réponses aux questions courantes. Enfin, la présente brochure explique quoi faire en cas de saignement au point d’insertion et précise quand communiquer avec votre m…
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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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheter Ablation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheter ablation
Arrhythmia--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
La présente brochure décrit à quoi vous attendre avant, durant et après votre ablation par cathéter. Elle explique l’ablation par cathéter, le fonctionnement du cœur et la préparation pour l’intervention. On y traite de ce qui se passe à l’admission, au laboratoire d’électrophysiologie (EP) et après l’ablation. On fournit aussi des réponses aux questions courantes. Enfin, la présente brochure explique quoi faire en cas de saignement au point d’insertion et précise quand communiquer avec votre médecin de famille ou vous rendre au service des urgences le plus près.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Catheter Ablation" pamphlet 0636. This pamphlet describes what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. This pamphlet explains catheter ablation, how the heart works, and how to get ready for the procedure. The pamphlet outlines what will happen during hospital admission, in the EP lab, and after the ablation. Answers to common questions you may have are provided. Finally, the pamphlet explains what to do if you start to bleed at the puncture site(s), and when you should contact your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2 Staff
Pamphlet Number
1914
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Anatomic basis of echocardiographic diagnosis

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by Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot. --London: Springer-Verlag , c2011.
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Author
Chan, Kwan-Leung
Other Authors
Veinot, John P
Responsibility
by Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2011
ISBN
9781849963879
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - anatomy & histology
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Echocardiography - methods
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnosis, Ultrasonic
Cardiology
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e-Book
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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
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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Angioplasty of the legs (balloon procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1296
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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. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)", is also available.
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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
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
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. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Bonnie Heckel CNS, Vascular Surgery & Jackie Frew CNE, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1296
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Anästhesie und intensivmedizin in herz-, thorax- und gefächirurgie

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Reinhard Larsen. (8 aktualisierte und überarbeitete Auflage) --Berlin, Germany: Springer , c2012.
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Author
Larsen, Reinhard
Responsibility
Reinhard Larsen
Edition
8 aktualisierte und überarbeitete Auflage
Place of Publication
Berlin, Germany
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9783642210211
Subjects (MeSH)
Anesthesia
Critical Care
Cardiovascular System
Heart Diseases
Thoracic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesiology
Critical care medicine
Heart - Surgery
Blood-vessels - Surgery
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e-Book
Location
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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0630
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‘Arrhythmogenic’ refers to any heart rhythm disease that changes the normal electrical current of your heartbeat and causes it to become irregular. ‘Cardiomyopathy’ is a disease that causes the heart muscle to slowly be replaced by scar tissue and fatty tissue. Both of these are present in ARVC. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of ARVC, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a pacemaker, sometimes an internal defibrillator, and rarely a heart transplant…
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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
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Abnormalities--Patients
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
‘Arrhythmogenic’ refers to any heart rhythm disease that changes the normal electrical current of your heartbeat and causes it to become irregular. ‘Cardiomyopathy’ is a disease that causes the heart muscle to slowly be replaced by scar tissue and fatty tissue. Both of these are present in ARVC. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of ARVC, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a pacemaker, sometimes an internal defibrillator, and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0630
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Atlas of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging : an imaging companion to Braunwald's heart disease

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[edited by] Christopher M. Kramer, W. Greg Hundley. --Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier , c2010.
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Offers visual guidance you need to effectively diagnose cardiovascular problems using the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging approaches. Using a case-based approach, this clinical reference explains how to select and implement the best imaging options for every type of cardiovascular disease and shows you how to interpret your findings.
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Kramer, Christopher M
Hundley, W. Greg
Responsibility
[edited by] Christopher M. Kramer, W. Greg Hundley
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Saunders Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2010
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 358 p.)
ISBN
9781416061359 (hbk.)
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Magnetic resonance imaging - Atlases
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Diagnosis - Atlases
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis - Atlases
Cardiovascular System - radiography - Atlases
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - methods - Atlases
Abstract
Offers visual guidance you need to effectively diagnose cardiovascular problems using the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging approaches. Using a case-based approach, this clinical reference explains how to select and implement the best imaging options for every type of cardiovascular disease and shows you how to interpret your findings.
Contents
Normal cardiac anatomy / Saul G. Myerson, and Stefan Neubauer -- Normal vessel anatomy / Housseini M. Ahmed, Ugur Bozlar, Patrick T. Norton, and Klaus D. Hagspiel -- Left ventricular volumes, ejection fraction, mass, and shape / Nathaniel Reichek, and Dipti Gupta -- Measuring regional function / Nael F. Osman, Alexander Jehle, and Frederick H. Epstein -- Size and function of the right ventricle / Albert C. van Rossum, and Simon C. Koestner -- Atria and pulmonary veins / Saman Nazarian, David A. Bluemke, Hugh Calkins, and Henry R. Halperin -- Valvular heart disease / Marcus Y. Chen, and Andrew E. Arai -- Myocardial masses / Jennifer A. Dickerson, and Subha V. Raman -- Pericardial disease / Rajan A. G. Patel, and Christopher M. Kramer -- Dilated cardiomyopathy and myocardial infarction / NikolaosTzemos, Gabriel Vorobiof, and Ryamond Y. Kwong -- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy / Andrew S. Flett, and James C. Moon -- Iron cardiomyopathy / John C. Wood, and Nilesh Ghugre -- Myocarditis / Matthias G. Friedrich, and Oliver Strohm -- Simple congenital heart disease / Rebecca S. Beroukhim, and Tal Geva -- Complex congenital heart disease / Mark A. Fogel -- Postoperative evaluation of congenitial heart disease / Karen G. Ordovas, and Charles B. Higgins-- Perfusion stress magnetic resonance / Amedeo Chiribiri, Sven Plein, and Eike Nagel-- Wall motion stress magnetic resonance / William O. Ntim, Rahul Aggarwal, Chirapa Puntawangkoon, and W. Gregory Hundley -- Delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance / Chetan Shenoy, Annamalai Senthilkumar, and Raymond F. Kim -- Peripheral magnetic resonance angiography / Rajiv Agarwal, and Scott D. Flamm -- Diseases of the aorta / Mark A. Lawson -- Renal arteries / Christopher J. Franc ois, and Thomas M. Grist -- Coronary arteries and bypass grafts / Hajime Sakuma, and Yasutaka Ichikawa -- Coronary anomalies / Shahriar Heidary, and Michael V. McConnell -- Carotid atherosclerotic disease / Chun Yuan, Baocheng Chu, Niranjan Balu, Marina Ferguson, and Thomas S. Hatsukami -- Plaque and wall assessment / Alistair C. Lindsay, Justin M. Lee, Ilias Kylintireas, Matthew D. Robson, and Robin P. Choudhury.
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Atlas of CT angiography : normal and pathologic findings

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Gratian Dragoslav Miclaus, Horia Ples. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2014.
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This atlas presents normal and pathologic findings observed on CT angiography with 3D reconstruction in a diverse range of clinical applications, including the imaging of cerebral, carotid, thoracic, coronary, abdominal, and peripheral vessels. The superb illustrations display the excellent anatomic detail obtained with CT angiography and depict the precise location of affected structures and lesion severity. Careful comparisons between normal imaging features and pathologic appearances will as…
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Miclaus, Gratian Dragoslav
Other Authors
Ples, Horia
Responsibility
Gratian Dragoslav Miclaus, Horia Ples
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 198 pages)
ISBN
9783319052847 (electronic bk.)
3319052845 (electronic bk.)
3319052837 (print)
9783319052830 (print)
Subjects (MeSH)
Angiography - Atlases
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena - Atlases
Cardiovascular System - pathology - Atlases
Tomography, X-Ray Computed - Atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Angiography - Atlases
Tomography - Atlases
Angiography - Digital techniques
Cardiology
Neurology
Abstract
This atlas presents normal and pathologic findings observed on CT angiography with 3D reconstruction in a diverse range of clinical applications, including the imaging of cerebral, carotid, thoracic, coronary, abdominal, and peripheral vessels. The superb illustrations display the excellent anatomic detail obtained with CT angiography and depict the precise location of affected structures and lesion severity. Careful comparisons between normal imaging features and pathologic appearances will assist the reader in image interpretation and treatment planning, and the described cases include some very rare pathologies. In addition, the technical principles of the modality are clearly explained and guidance provided on imaging protocols. This atlas will be of value both to those in training and to more experienced practitioners within not only radiology but also cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, cardiology, and neurology.
Contents
Cerebral Angiography -- Carotid Angiography -- Thoracic Angiography -- Coronary Angiography -- Abdominal Angiography -- Peripheral Angiography.
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e-Book
Location
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Atlas of human cardiac anatomy

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University of Minnesota.
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University of Minnesota
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - anatomy & histology
Heart - anatomy & histology
Format
Database
Publication Type
Atlases
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Atrial fibrillation

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Capital Health (N.S.). Atrial Fibrillation Clinic. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2014.
Pamphlet Number
1420
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Atrial Fibrillation is an abnormal heart beat. This pamphlet reviews the signs and symptoms of this heart problem, how it can be diagnosed, and what sort of treatment is offered.
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Capital Health (N.S.). Atrial Fibrillation Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2014
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia
Heart beat
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Atrial Fibrillation is an abnormal heart beat. This pamphlet reviews the signs and symptoms of this heart problem, how it can be diagnosed, and what sort of treatment is offered.
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Prepared by Atrial Fibrillation Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1420
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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
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.
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Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
1726
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Before and after your cardioversion

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
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 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. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardiove…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
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)
Electric Countershock
Subjects (LCSH)
Electric countershock
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 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. The French version of this pamphlet 1726, "Avant et après une cardioversion", is also available.
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Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
0393
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Blood pressure and arterial wall mechanics in cardiovascular diseases

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Michel E. Safar, Michael F. O'Rourke, Edward D. Frohlich, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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In cardiovascular prevention, therehastraditionallybeena small number of cardiovascular risk factors to evaluate and manage, such as hypertension, diabetes,hyperlipidemiaand smoking. Recently, it has been recognized that new mechanical factors should be identified, andspecificallyinvolves pulsatile arterial hemodynamic parameters, such asarterial stiffness, pulse pressure and, to a lesser extent, augmentation index and pulse pressure amplification. Blood Pressure and Arterial Wall Mechanics in …
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Safar, Michel
O'Rourke, Michael F.
Frohlich, Edward D.
Responsibility
Michel E. Safar, Michael F. O'Rourke, Edward D. Frohlich, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 567 pages)
ISBN
9781447151982 (electronic bk.)
9781447151975
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure
Vascular Stiffness - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Cardiovascular system - Diseases
Blood pressure
Arteries - Physiology
Abstract
In cardiovascular prevention, therehastraditionallybeena small number of cardiovascular risk factors to evaluate and manage, such as hypertension, diabetes,hyperlipidemiaand smoking. Recently, it has been recognized that new mechanical factors should be identified, andspecificallyinvolves pulsatile arterial hemodynamic parameters, such asarterial stiffness, pulse pressure and, to a lesser extent, augmentation index and pulse pressure amplification. Blood Pressure and Arterial Wall Mechanics in Cardiovascular Diseaseshas been written to facilitate understanding of these new concepts regarding bleed pressure and cardiac risk, and prepare the reader for the considerable evolution of the topic in the years to come. Much has been learned already regarding the management of these patients, and this book presents extensive data on the techniques needed to maximize their outcomes.
Contents
Part I. Blood Pressure: Basic Concepts of Steady and Pulsatile Arterial Hemodynamics -- 1. Arterial Stiffness, Wave Reflection, Wave Amplification: Basic Concepts, Principles of Measurement and Analysis in Humans -- 2. Large Arteries, Microcirculation, and Mechanisms of Hypertension -- 3. Direct Measurement of Local Arterial Stiffness and Pulse Pressure -- 4. Ventricular-Arterial Coupling and Mechanism of Wave Reflections -- 5. Determination of Systemic and Regional Arterial Structure and Function -- 6. Animal Models for Studies of Arterial Stiffness -- 7. Elastin, Calcium and Age-Related Stiffening of the Arterial Wall -- 8. Genetic and Cellular Aspects of Arterial Stiffness -- Part II. Blood Pressure and Sodium Balance: Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Cardiovascular Risk -- 9. Mechanical Stress and the Arterial Wall -- 10. Pulsatile Stress, Arterial Stiffness, and Endothelial Function -- 11. Hypoxia, Arterial Blood Pressure, and Microcirculation -- 12. The Reality of Aging Viewed from the Arterial Wall -- 13. Emerging Aspects of Angiotensin Biology and Their Potential Role in the Vasculature -- 14. Arterial Stiffness and the Sympathetic Nervous System -- 15. Oxidative Stress and Hypertension -- 16. Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction -- 17. Structural Alterations in Arterial Stiffness: Role of Arterial Fibrosis -- 18. Salt and Multiorgan Damage in Hypertension: Vascular Stiffening and Cardiorenal Structural Dysfunction Responses -- 19. Preventive Lessons from Hypertension and Myocardial Infarction: Treating Asymptomatic Individuals to Lower the Risk for Subsequent Cardiovascular Events -- Part III. Hypertension: Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk and Organ Damage -- 20. Value of Brachial and Central Blood Pressure for Predicting Cardiovascular Events -- 21. Predictive Value of Arterial Stiffness for Cardiovascular Events -- 22. Heart Rate, Synchrony and Arterial Hemodynamics -- 23. Pulse Pressure Amplification and Arterial Stiffness in Middle Age -- 24. Arterial Stiffness, Central Blood Pressure and Cardiac Remodelling: From Cardiac Hypertrophy to Heart Failure -- 25. The Relationship Between Aortic Stiffness, Microvascular Disease in the Brain and Cognitive Decline: Insights into the Emerging Epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease -- 26. Arterial Stiffness and Risk in Various Cardiovascular Diseases -- 27. Large Artery Remodeling and Chronic Kidney Disease -- 28. Arterial Changes in Renal Transplantation -- 29. Arterial Stiffness, Central Blood Pressure and Coronary Heart Disease -- Part IV. Clinical Involvement: Role of Age, Sex, Inflammatory and Metabolic Alterations -- 30. Modifications of Blood Pressure Profiles in the Very Old: Role of Frailty and Comorbidities -- 31. Arterial Stiffness and Amplification in the Very Old -- 32. Hypertension in Men and Women: Is It Different? -- 33. Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Smoking -- 34. Glucose, Insulin and Potential Strategies of Vascular Stiffening -- 35. Arterial Stiffness in Chronic Inflammation -- Part V. Stratifications of Cardiovascular Risk and Therapeutic Consequences on Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflections -- 36. Outcome-Driven Thresholds for Pulse Pressure on Office and Out-of-the-Office Blood Pressure Measurement -- 37. Properties of Central Arteries in Populations of Different Ethnicity: Ethnicity and Central Arteries -- 38. Changing Concepts on the Role of Blood Pressure Reduction in Stroke Prevention with the Focus on ß-Blocking Agents -- 39. Decreasing Arterial Stiffness and/or Wave Reflections Independently of Mean Arterial Pressure: Effect of Antihypertensive Drugs (Part 1) -- 40. Decreasing Arterial Stiffness and/or Wave Reflections Independently of Mean Arterial Pressure: Effect of Non-antihypertensive Drugs (Part 2) -- 41. Blood Pressure Variability: Measurements, Influential Factors, Prognosis and Therapy -- 42. Nitrate: The Ideal Drug Action for Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Elderly? -- 43. De-stiffening Strategy, Sodium Balance, and Blockade of the Renin–Angiotensin System -- 44. Long-Term Effects of Calcium Channel Blockers on Central and Peripheral Arteries -- 45. Exercise Training for the Modification of Arterial Stiffness and Wave Reflections.
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Brugada syndrome

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
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1773
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Brugada syndrome is a rare inherited heart condition associated with an ECG pattern called a Brugada sign. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments and some general activity guidelines. Websites for further information are also listed.
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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
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Brugada Syndrome
Subjects (LCSH)
Brugada syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Brugada syndrome is a rare inherited heart condition associated with an ECG pattern called a Brugada sign. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments and some general activity guidelines. Websites for further information are also listed.
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Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1773
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Marc Dewey. (Second edition) --Berlin: Springer , c2014.
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Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that continues to attract increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging whi…
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Dewey, Marc
Responsibility
Marc Dewey
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Berlin
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 498 pages : illustrations)
ISBN
9783642418839 (electronic bk.)
9783642418822
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Tomography
Abstract
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that continues to attract increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging while also providing functional information about cardiac diseases. The specific features of scanners from all four main vendors, including those that have only recently become available, are presented. Among the wide range of applications and issues discussed are coronary calcium scoring, coronary artery bypass grafts, stents, and anomalies, cardiac valves and function, congenital and acquired heart disease, and radiation exposure. Upcoming clinical uses of cardiac CT, such as hybrid imaging, preparation and follow-up after valve replacement, electrophysiology applications, myocardial perfusion and fractional flow reserve assessment, and plaque imaging, are also explored.
Contents
Introduction -- Technical and Personnel Requirements -- Anatomy -- Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice -- Clinical Indications -- Patient Preparation -- Physics Background and Radiation Exposure -- Examination and Reconstruction -- Examinations on Different CT Scanners -- Reading and Reporting -- Coronary Artery Calcium -- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts -- Coronary Artery Stents -- Coronary Artery Plaques -- Cardiac Function -- Cardiac Valves -- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions -- Pulmonic Valve Implantation, Mitral Valve Repair, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure -- Myocardial Perfusion and Fractional Flow Reserve -- Hybrid Imaging -- Electrophysiology Interventions -- Coronary Artery Anomalies -- Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease -- Typical Clinical Examples -- Results of Clinical Studies -- Outlook.
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Cardiac event recorder (loop recorder)

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Capital Health (N.S.). Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2015.
Pamphlet Number
0974
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Similar to an electrocardiogram (ECG) test, a cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. However, a loop recorder can do the job while you are at home and going about your usual activities. It only records heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet discusses getting ready to use the recorder, how to record your heart’s activity, and how to transmit your record by telephone. A cont…
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2015
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory electrocardiography
Arrhythmias
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Similar to an electrocardiogram (ECG) test, a cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. However, a loop recorder can do the job while you are at home and going about your usual activities. It only records heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet discusses getting ready to use the recorder, how to record your heart’s activity, and how to transmit your record by telephone. A contact number is provided if you are having problems with the recorder.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0974
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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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The Cardiology Service at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Your doctor has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered through the Cardiology Service at the QEII.This pamphlet was prepared to help you know what to expect when being admitted to the Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2, the Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU) or the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU) at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the difference between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of the health care…
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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
2018
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
Abstract
Your doctor has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered through the Cardiology Service at the QEII.This pamphlet was prepared to help you know what to expect when being admitted to the Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2, the Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU) or the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU) at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the difference between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of the health care team you will meet during your stay. Important details such as caring for your valuables, parking information, visiting hours, phone and TV services, and where your family can stay while you are in hospital are reviewed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to Cardiology
Responsibility
Prepared by: Lorraine Robertson, Clinical Nurse Educator, Cardiology ; revised by Lindsay Pottinger, Clinical Nurse Educator
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Cardio-renal clinical challenges

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David Goldsmith, Adrian Covic, Jonas Spaak, editors. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2015.
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the clinical challenges faced during the treatment of patients with cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). The bidirectional link that associates renal and cardiovascular diseases means that patients with CRS have an increased risk of hospital admission and mortality as a result of their coexistence yet, there are no agreed guidelines for their management. Cardio-Renal Clinical Challenges takes clinical presentations and clinical problems as its base, and the…
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Goldsmith, David
Covic, Adrian
Spaak, Jonas
Responsibility
David Goldsmith, Adrian Covic, Jonas Spaak, editors
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
ISBN
9783319091624 (electronic bk.)
9783319091617
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - complications
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - complications
Comorbidity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Diseases
Kidneys - Diseases
Heart - Diseases
Abstract
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the clinical challenges faced during the treatment of patients with cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). The bidirectional link that associates renal and cardiovascular diseases means that patients with CRS have an increased risk of hospital admission and mortality as a result of their coexistence yet, there are no agreed guidelines for their management. Cardio-Renal Clinical Challenges takes clinical presentations and clinical problems as its base, and then discusses the evidence for best management of common clinical problems and the reasons for the complex interplay between the cardiac and renal systems. In addition, the link between heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can impose a considerable epidemiological burden thus this text also aims to address the issue of organizing healthcare to maximize both the opportunities for prevention and best healthcare economic returns.
Contents
Part I. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Same or Different? -- 1. Epicardial Coronary Heart Disease in CKD: Diagnosis and Management -- 2. Small Vessel Disease in CKD, Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension -- 3. Sudden Cardiac Death and Arrhythmia in CKD -- 4. Anticoagulation in CKD -- 5. MRA Inhibition in CKD: More Than Salt and Water -- 6. Vascular Effects of Infl ammation and Oxidative Stress in CKD -- 7. Uric Acid, Allopurinol: The Cardio- Renal Silver Bullet? -- 8. FGF23 and Phosphate: Two Cardiovascular Toxins with Distinct Toxicity Profiles? -- 9. Renal Congestion in Heart Failure -- 10. Effect of Vitamin D on Endothelial Function and Blood Pressure -- 11. Vitamin D and Its Effects on the Heart -- Part II. CKD Complicating Cardiovascular Presentations, Treatment and Outcome -- 12. Volume Overload in CKD: Pathophysiology, Assessment Techniques, Consequences and Treatment -- 13. Reversing Arterial Stiffening and Calcifi cation: A Pipe Dream? -- 14. Pulmonary Hypertension in CKD: A New Problem Child -- 15. How to Use Inhibitors of the Renin-Angiotensin- Aldosterone System in Patients with CKD and Heart Failure -- 16. Erectile and Sex Hormone Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Consequences in CKD -- 17. Renal Sympathetic Denervation in the Management of Treatment- Resistant Hypertension -- Part III. New Ways of Working for the Twenty-first Century: Rising to the Challenge of Comorbid Patients -- 18. Future Therapeutic Prospects for Treatment of Cardiorenal Syndromes -- 19. Novel Combination Therapy to Target Heart and Kidney -- 20. Challenging Complex Diseases -- 21. Is “Me, Me, Me” the New “We, We, We”?: Can We Afford (Not) to Take the Plunge into the Personalised, Stratified Medicine Era? -- 22. Psychological Distress in Physical Long-Term Conditions.
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