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Cardiac event recorder (loop recorder)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34815
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0974
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A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the reco…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory electrocardiography
Arrhythmias
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
A cardiac event recorder (loop recorder) records the electrical activity of your heart. You can use a loop recorder while you are at home and doing your usual activities. It will only record your heart activity when you press a button. A cardiac technologist will show you how to use the recorder. This pamphlet explains how to use the loop recorder, whether you can bathe or shower with the loop recorder, and what to do if you have problems with the recorder. Information on how to return the recorder is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0974
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Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34756
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
DSE
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant (TAVI)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35898
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1843
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For people with aortic valve stenosis (the aortic valve is narrowed or doesn’t open properly, so blood can’t flow easily from your heart to the rest of your body), the usual treatment is open heart surgery to repair or replace the aortic valve. However, for people who are too ill or who have other medical problems, your health care team may recommend the TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve intervention) procedure instead. During a TAVI procedure, an aortic valve is implanted through a catheter (fl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Program
Alternate Title
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (19 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic valve--Stenosis
Aortic valve--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
For people with aortic valve stenosis (the aortic valve is narrowed or doesn’t open properly, so blood can’t flow easily from your heart to the rest of your body), the usual treatment is open heart surgery to repair or replace the aortic valve. However, for people who are too ill or who have other medical problems, your health care team may recommend the TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve intervention) procedure instead. During a TAVI procedure, an aortic valve is implanted through a catheter (flexible tube). This pamphlet explains getting ready for admission to the hospital, getting ready for your stay in the hospital, preparing ahead for going home, what to expect on the day of your procedure and during and after the TAVI, getting ready for discharge, and going home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Program
Pamphlet Number
1843
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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34555
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0331
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This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
TEE
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0331
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