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Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2130
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Your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft into your aorta. The aorta is the biggest artery in your body. Different diseases may affect your aorta. Your aorta needs to be repaired so it does not rupture (break) and cause severe (very bad) bleeding. This can lead to death. There are 2 ways to repair your aorta: TEVAR where the surgeon places a stent graft through a small incision in your groin, or through open repair where the surgeon makes a large incision through your breastbone and pot…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
Your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft into your aorta. The aorta is the biggest artery in your body. Different diseases may affect your aorta. Your aorta needs to be repaired so it does not rupture (break) and cause severe (very bad) bleeding. This can lead to death. There are 2 ways to repair your aorta: TEVAR where the surgeon places a stent graft through a small incision in your groin, or through open repair where the surgeon makes a large incision through your breastbone and potentially down to your belly depending on the extent of your aneurysm. TEVAR surgery is an alternative to open surgery. The pamphlet outlines the benefits of TEVAR compared to open repair, and possible complications of this surgery. Your care before and after surgery and at home is outlined. Information about a healthy lifestyle is provided. Symptoms that need to be checked by your primary health care provider right away are noted as well as information about followup appointments.
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Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
2130
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1496
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Ticagrelor is a medicine used along with low dose Aspirin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. You should not take Ticagrelor if you have or had a current bleeding problem such as bleeding from a stomach ulcer or if you have severe liver disease. Instructions for how to take and store this medicine as well as drug interactions and foods to avoid are discussed. Missed dose instructions are given. This pamphlet also describes warnings and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology
Alternate Title
Brilinta
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)
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors - therapeutic use
Adenosine - therapeutic use
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Myocardial Infarction - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Adenosine
Anticoagulants (Medicine)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Prevention
Myocardial infarction--Prevention
Abstract
Ticagrelor is a medicine used along with low dose Aspirin to reduce your risk of having a heart attack. You should not take Ticagrelor if you have or had a current bleeding problem such as bleeding from a stomach ulcer or if you have severe liver disease. Instructions for how to take and store this medicine as well as drug interactions and foods to avoid are discussed. Missed dose instructions are given. This pamphlet also describes warnings and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology
Pamphlet Number
1496
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