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Cardiac event recorder (loop recorder)

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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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Catheter ablation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (16 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheter Ablation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheter ablation
Arrhythmia--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation. The French version of this pamphlet 1914, "Ablation par cathéter", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0636
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Angioplasty of the legs (balloon procedure)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1296
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Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballon…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery. The French version of this pamphlet 1791, "Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1296
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The Cardiology Service at the QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other infor…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Clinics--Nova Scotia--Halifax
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your primary health care provider has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor), and tests or procedures offered by the Cardiology Service. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are admitted to the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 (CCU), Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit 6.1 (IMCU), or Cardiology Inpatient Unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary. It explains the differences between each of these units and introduces you to the various members of your health care team. Other information includes personal belongings and valuables, parking, visitors, phone and TV services, and where your support person(s) can stay while you are in hospital. Sharing information with your support person(s) is also reviewed.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to Cardiology
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Service, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1421
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Cardiovascular device implant

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1576
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This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Heart Heatlh Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, artificial
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This guide will help you learn about your care before and after one of 2 types of cardiovascular device implant procedures, a pacemaker or an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator). Topics include what will happen on the day of the procedure, what to bring to the hospital, instructions for the night before and day of your procedure, skin prep, planning for your discharge, care of your device insertion site, and signs of infection.
Notes
Previous title: Cardiovascular Device Implants
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1576
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Avant et après une cardioversion : Halifax Infirmary

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

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1776
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This pamphlet explains what to do after having an interventional radiology procedure with radial approach. Topics include activity and what to do if you have bleeding.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do after having an interventional radiology procedure with radial approach. Topics include activity and what to do if you have bleeding.
Notes
Previous title: Going home after interventional radiology procedures with radial approach
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1776
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Ablation par cathéter

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1914
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L'ablation par cathéter est un traitement pour certains types de troubles du rythme cardiaque. La présente brochure décrit à quoi vous attendre avant, durant et après une ablation par cathéter. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Catheter Ablation" pamphlet 0636. Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2
Alternate Title
[Catheter ablation]
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
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
L'ablation par cathéter est un traitement pour certains types de troubles du rythme cardiaque. La présente brochure décrit à quoi vous attendre avant, durant et après une ablation par cathéter.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Catheter Ablation" pamphlet 0636. Catheter ablation is a treatment for certain kinds of heart rhythm problems. This pamphlet explains what to expect before, during, and after catheter ablation.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1914
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Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1944
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Ce dépliant explique comment votre cœur bat, ce qui se passe si vous avez des problèmes de rythme cardiaque, ce qu'est un stimulateur cardiaque, comment se déroule l'intervention, ce qui se passera après l'intervention et les soins nécessaires à la maison. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “Living With Your Pacemaker”. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what a pacemaker is, how the procedure is done, wha…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Living with your pacemaker
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Pacemaker, Artificial
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac pacemakers
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique comment votre cœur bat, ce qui se passe si vous avez des problèmes de rythme cardiaque, ce qu'est un stimulateur cardiaque, comment se déroule l'intervention, ce qui se passera après l'intervention et les soins nécessaires à la maison.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “Living With Your Pacemaker”. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what a pacemaker is, how the procedure is done, what will happen after your procedure, and your care at home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
1944
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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1141
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This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Services
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)
Venous Thrombosis - prevention & control
Pulmonary Embolism - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Thrombophlebitis
Pulmonary embolism--Prevention
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). You must be able to recognize certain symptoms so you can get medical care right away. This pamphlet explains what DVTs and PEs are and whether they are dangerous, the symptoms and treatment for each, why blood clots form, and how to lower your risk of another DVT or PE. Information about what to do if you think you are having another DVT or PE is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hematology Services. QEII
Pamphlet Number
1141
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Venous leg ulcers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0535
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The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are caused by problems in the veins. This pamphlet explains what venous leg ulcers are, what causes them, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them from coming back.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ulcer
Leg
Veins
Subjects (LCSH)
Leg--Ulcers
Veins
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The words ‘leg ulcer’ are used to describe a variety of open sores below the knee that are slow to heal. Many of these ulcers are caused by problems in the veins. This pamphlet explains what venous leg ulcers are, what causes them, what the symptoms are, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them from coming back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Venous Leg Ulcer Committee
Pamphlet Number
0535
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you hav…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Peripheral vascular diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is when fatty materials called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs (arms and legs). Over time, the plaque can narrow your arteries. This can lower or stop blood flow. Blocked blood flow can cause leg pain, gangrene (dead body tissue), or amputation (removal) of the foot or leg. If you have PAD, you have a higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke. This pamphlet explains what PAD is, how to find out if you have PAD, what problems PAD can cause, and how PAD is treated. Information about when to call your doctor or nurse is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1215
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24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2315
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Your doctor or nurse practitioner has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor). You need a test called a cardiac catheterization (dye test). This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are taken to the Halifax Infirmary (HI) to have this test done. It explains what to expect while you are waiting to be transferred, before your transfer, and when you arrive at the HI. What to expect after you are discharged is also reviewed.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. 24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your doctor or nurse practitioner has decided that you need the care of a cardiologist (heart doctor). You need a test called a cardiac catheterization (dye test). This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are taken to the Halifax Infirmary (HI) to have this test done. It explains what to expect while you are waiting to be transferred, before your transfer, and when you arrive at the HI. What to expect after you are discharged is also reviewed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 24-hour Cardiology Transfer Service
Pamphlet Number
2315
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After varicose vein surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0290
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This pamphlet explains what to expect after varicose vein surgery. Topics include medications, activity, your incision (cut), bandages, and what to do if you have bleeding. Signs of infection and symptoms that require you to go to the Emergency Department are included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
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)
Varicose Veins
Veins - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Varicose veins
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect after varicose vein surgery. Topics include medications, activity, your incision (cut), bandages, and what to do if you have bleeding. Signs of infection and symptoms that require you to go to the Emergency Department are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0290
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Angioplastie des artères de jambe (intervention par ballonnet)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1791
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L'angioplastie des artères de jambe (également appelée intervention par ballonnet) est une intervention destinée à ouvrir les artères rétrécies de votre jambe. Elle peut être pratiquée pour ralentir ou empêcher la nécessité d'un pontage (opération visant à aider le sang à franchir un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi vous avez besoin de cette intervention, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de se prépa…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty, Balloon
Subjects (LCSH)
Transluminal angioplasty
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
L'angioplastie des artères de jambe (également appelée intervention par ballonnet) est une intervention destinée à ouvrir les artères rétrécies de votre jambe. Elle peut être pratiquée pour ralentir ou empêcher la nécessité d'un pontage (opération visant à aider le sang à franchir un blocage). Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi vous avez besoin de cette intervention, les étapes de l’intervention, ce qu’est une endoprothèse (un « stent »), les risques de l’angioplastie, les façons de se préparer à l’intervention et le rétablissement qui suit.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Angioplasty of the leg (balloon procedure)" pamphlet 1296. Angioplasty of the leg (also called a balloon procedure) is a procedure done to open narrowed arteries in your leg. It may be done to slow or stop you from having bypass surgery (surgery to help blood get past a blockage). This pamphlet explains: why you need this procedure, steps of the procedure, what a stent is, risks, how to prepare for surgery, and what recovery will be like after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, Central Zone
Pamphlet Number
1791
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Vivre avec votre défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI) détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Cet appareil est également un stimulateur cardiaque, qui peut traiter les rythmes cardiaques lents. Vous devrez subir une intervention chirurgicale pour l’implantation de l’appareil dans votre corps. Ce livret explique comment votre cœur bat, ce qui se passe si vous avez des problèmes de rythme cardiaque, ce qu'est un DCI et ce qui …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health
Alternate Title
Vivre avec votre DCI
Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Un défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI) détecte et corrige les battements de cœur dangereusement rapides qui commencent dans la partie inférieure du cœur. Cet appareil est également un stimulateur cardiaque, qui peut traiter les rythmes cardiaques lents. Vous devrez subir une intervention chirurgicale pour l’implantation de l’appareil dans votre corps. Ce livret explique comment votre cœur bat, ce qui se passe si vous avez des problèmes de rythme cardiaque, ce qu'est un DCI et ce qui se passera après l'intervention. Des instructions sur le suivi, les soins à domicile et le moment d'appeler votre prestataire de soins de santé primaires ou le 911 sont incluses.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0241, "Living With Your Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)". An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) finds and corrects dangerous fast heart rates that start in the bottom of your heart. The device is also a pacemaker, which can treat slow heart rates. You will need surgery to have the device placed in your body. This pamphlet explains how your heart beats, what happens if you have problems with your heartbeat, what an ICD is, and what will happen after your procedure. Instructions on follow-up, care at home, and when to call your primary health care provider or 911 are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health
Pamphlet Number
1719
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Life after a heart attack

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0016
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This pamphlet answers questions you may have after having a heart attack. Lowering your risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with stress, activity, exercises, checking your heart rate, warning signs you are doing too much, medications and how to use nitro spray are covered. Directions for managing chest pain or discomfort at home are given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (37 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Myocardial Infarction - prevention & control
Myocardial infarction - rehabilitation
Heart Diseases - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Myocardial infarction
Heart--Diseases--Patients--Rehabilitation
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet answers questions you may have after having a heart attack. Lowering your risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with stress, activity, exercises, checking your heart rate, warning signs you are doing too much, medications and how to use nitro spray are covered. Directions for managing chest pain or discomfort at home are given.
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Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens the heart muscle. It usually affects the wall between the 2 bottom chambers (called the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff. This makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thick heart muscle can cause scar tissue. Scar tissue can put you at a higher risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the cause of HCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0631
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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 , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0630
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In arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), some of your heart muscle is replaced by fat and scar tissue. ARVC usually affects the right side of the heart. The fat and scar tissue dilate (stretch) the right side of your heart. This weakens the heart muscle. This makes it harder for your heart to pump blood out to your body. If your ARVC is very bad, it may cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). ARVC can also chang…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Abnormalities--Patients
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), some of your heart muscle is replaced by fat and scar tissue. ARVC usually affects the right side of the heart. The fat and scar tissue dilate (stretch) the right side of your heart. This weakens the heart muscle. This makes it harder for your heart to pump blood out to your body. If your ARVC is very bad, it may cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). ARVC can also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause of ARVC, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources are also given.
Notes
Previous title: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0630
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also gi…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in your lungs (causing shortness of breath), ankles, or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also change your heart's electrical activity. This can cause fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Further resources also given.
Notes
Previous title: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0629
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