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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0629
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In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in parts of the body like the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and the ankles or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also affect the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the heart muscle becomes weak. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out to the body. This causes the bottom chambers to dilate (stretch). A weak heart can also cause fluid to build up in parts of the body like the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and the ankles or belly (causing swelling). DCM may also affect the electrical activity of the heart and can cause fast, dangerous heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the causes of DCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatments (medications, a special pacemaker or internal defibrillator and rarely a heart transplant). Websites for further information are also noted.
Notes
Previous title: DCM: Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0629
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Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1853
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Un dispositif d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV) peut être recommandé pour les candidats éventuels à une transplantation cardiaque. Le DAV agit comme un ventricule du cœur en pompant le sang dans l’organisme. La pompe est dotée d’une source d’alimentation externe. La présente brochure décrit les types de DAV, l’implantation d’un DAV, les risques de la chirurgie et ce à quoi s’attendre après l’opération. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)" pamphlet 0931. A…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Ventricular assist devices (VAD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart-Assist Devices
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart, Artificial
Heart Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart, Artificial
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
Un dispositif d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV) peut être recommandé pour les candidats éventuels à une transplantation cardiaque. Le DAV agit comme un ventricule du cœur en pompant le sang dans l’organisme. La pompe est dotée d’une source d’alimentation externe. La présente brochure décrit les types de DAV, l’implantation d’un DAV, les risques de la chirurgie et ce à quoi s’attendre après l’opération.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)" pamphlet 0931. A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) may be recommended if a person is a potential candidate for heart transplant. The VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. The pump has an external power source. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, implanting a VAD, risks of surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sonya Osmond RN, Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator
Pamphlet Number
1853
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Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE)

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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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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1214
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An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take. The French version of this pamphlet 1744, "Échocardiogramme", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart--Imaging
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get a picture of the heart which can then be seen on a computer screen. This pamphlet reviews how to get ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during and after the test, and how long it will take. The French version of this pamphlet 1744, "Échocardiogramme", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1214
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Emergency Radiology of the Chest and Cardiovascular System

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Mariano Scaglione, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Gerd Schueller, Ferco Berger, Stefan Wirth, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides an up-to-date, systematic review of all facets of emergency radiology in patients with chest trauma or pain with the aim of equipping the reader with a detailed knowledge of the various radiological patterns, which is essential in order to make a prompt diagnosis under circumstances when time is of critical importance. To this end, the indications, value, and results of the various emergency imaging modalities, including sonography and interventional radiology, are described …
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Other Authors
Scaglione, Mariano
Linsenmaier, Ulrich
Schueller, Gerd
Berger, Ferco
Wirth, Stefan
Other Authors
European Society of Emergency Radiology
Responsibility
Mariano Scaglione, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Gerd Schueller, Ferco Berger, Stefan Wirth, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 374 pages) : 285 illus., 47 illus. in color
Series
Medical Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783319425849
9783319425825 (print ed.)
ISSN
0942-5373
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - diagnostic imaging
Chest Pain - diagnostic imaging
Emergency Medical Services
Thoracic Injuries - diagnostic imaging
Abstract
This book provides an up-to-date, systematic review of all facets of emergency radiology in patients with chest trauma or pain with the aim of equipping the reader with a detailed knowledge of the various radiological patterns, which is essential in order to make a prompt diagnosis under circumstances when time is of critical importance. To this end, the indications, value, and results of the various emergency imaging modalities, including sonography and interventional radiology, are described and illustrated in the full range of blunt chest injuries and nontraumatic chest emergencies. Technological aspects, protocols tailored to the mechanism of injury, and post-processing techniques are also extensively covered. Emergency Radiology of the Chest and Cardiovascular System will be of value to general and interventional radiologists, radiology residents, radiology technicians, and all physicians and surgeons who work in emergency care.
Contents
Part I. Blunt Chest Trauma -- Lung injury -- Injuries of the Pleural Spaces -- Bony and Thoracic Chest Wall Injuries -- Acute Tracheobronchial Injuries -- Esophageal Injuries -- Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury -- Cardiac Injuries -- Traumatic Diaphragmatic Injuries -- Part II. Nontraumatic, Nonvascular Chest Emergencies -- Infection -- Non-infectious Parenchymal Lung Disease -- Airway Disease -- Pleural Diseases -- Part III. Vascular Chest Emergencies -- Cardiac Emergencies: Acute Chest Pain -- Acute Aortic Syndromes: Aortic Dissection, Intramural Haematoma and Penetrating Aortic Ulcers -- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Fistula, and Thrombus -- Pulmonary Embolism.
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e-Book
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Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0158
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During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that requir…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Vascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal - surgery
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Subjects (LCSH)
Aortic aneurysms
Abdominal aorta--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
During an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), your surgeon will put an endovascular stent graft in your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. This pamphlet explains what an aneurysm is and how it is treated. EVAR is an alternative to open abdominal surgery. The pamphlet outlines the advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications of EVAR compared to open surgery. What will happen before, during, and after surgery is explained. A list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention, as well as information about follow-up visits, is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0158
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Enhancing your recovery after cardiac surgery : steps you can take to get better sooner

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1968
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After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave th…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maritime Heart Center. ERAS Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system--Surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
After cardiac surgery, there are lots of things you can do to speed up your recovery such as: being as fit as possible before your surgery, lowering the stress of surgery on your body, and getting up and moving soon after your surgery. This pamphlet explains how to do these things. Topics include: eating well, staying active, doing your exercises, practicing post-surgery restrictions, getting ready for surgery, steps to help your recovery while in hospital, and what to expect after you leave the hospital. A diary is given to help you keep track of your recovery goals. A feedback form is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ERAS Team
Pamphlet Number
1968
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Exercise treadmill stress testing

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editors, Catherine M. Otto, J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton. --[Philadelphia, PA]: Elsevier , c2014.
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Other Authors
Otto, Catherine M.
Kennedy-Hamilton, J. Ward
Responsibility
editors, Catherine M. Otto, J. Ward Kennedy-Hamilton
Place of Publication
[Philadelphia, PA]
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource : col. ill., video
Series
Procedures consult
Series Title
Procedures consult (ClinicalKey)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - physiology
Exercise - physiology
Running - physiology
Self Care - instrumentation
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Registration required for PDF access.
Format
Video
Location
Online
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The facts about smoking and heart disease

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0925
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This pamphlet explains the risks of tobacco use, most commonly cigarette smoking, on the development of heart disease. Smoking facts, benefits of quitting, and continued effects of not smoking are outlined. Resources to help you quit smoking are listed at the end of the pamphlet. The French version of this pamphlet 1948, "Les faits sur le tabagisme et la maladie du coeur", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Heart Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking
Smoking cessation
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the risks of tobacco use, most commonly cigarette smoking, on the development of heart disease. Smoking facts, benefits of quitting, and continued effects of not smoking are outlined. Resources to help you quit smoking are listed at the end of the pamphlet. The French version of this pamphlet 1948, "Les faits sur le tabagisme et la maladie du coeur", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0925
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Les faits sur le tabagisme et la maladie du coeur

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1948
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La brochure explique les risques de l’usage du tabac, plus couramment de la cigarette, sur le développement de la maladie du cœur. On y présente des faits sur le tabagisme et on y traite des bienfaits du renoncement au tabac et des effets continus que procure le fait de ne pas fumer. Des ressources pour vous aider à arrêter de fumer sont proposées à la fin de la brochure. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “The Facts about Smoking and Heart Disease”. This pamphlet expl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Resource Team
Alternate Title
The facts about smoking and heart disease
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Smoking
Smoking Cessation
Heart Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking
Smoking cessation
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
La brochure explique les risques de l’usage du tabac, plus couramment de la cigarette, sur le développement de la maladie du cœur. On y présente des faits sur le tabagisme et on y traite des bienfaits du renoncement au tabac et des effets continus que procure le fait de ne pas fumer. Des ressources pour vous aider à arrêter de fumer sont proposées à la fin de la brochure.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0019, “The Facts about Smoking and Heart Disease”. This pamphlet explains the risks of tobacco use, most commonly cigarette smoking, on the development of heart disease. Smoking facts, benefits of quitting, and continued effects of not smoking are outlined. Resources to help you quit smoking are listed at the end of the pamphlet.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
1948
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Fetal cardiology : embryology, genetics, physiology, echocardiographic evaluation, diagnosis and perinatal management of cardiac disease

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Yagel, Simcha. --London, EN: Martin Dunitz , 2003.
Call Number
WS 290 F42 2003
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 290 F42 2003
Author
Yagel, Simcha
Other Authors
Silverman, Norman H.
Gembruch, Ulrich
Place of Publication
London, EN
Publisher
Martin Dunitz
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
593 p. : ill.
ISBN
1853179051
Subjects (MeSH)
Fetal Heart
Fetal Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases - Infant
Cardiovascular System - Infant
Heart Diseases - Infant
Echocardiography
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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Going home after interventional radiology procedures with radial approach

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1776
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This pamphlet explains what to do after having interventional radiology procedures with radial approach. Topics include activity after surgery and what to do if you have bleeding.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiology, Interventional
Subjects (LCSH)
Interventional radiology
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to do after having interventional radiology procedures with radial approach. Topics include activity after surgery and what to do if you have bleeding.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Staff
Pamphlet Number
1776
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The Heart and Circulation : An Integrative Model

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Branko Furst. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This extensively revised second edition traces the development of the basic concepts in cardiovascular physiology in light of the accumulated experimental and clinical evidence. It considers the early embryonic circulation, where blood circulation suggests the existence of a motive force, tightly coupled to the metabolic demands of the tissues. It proposes that rather than being an organ of propulsion, the heart, serves as an organ of control, generating pressure by rhythmically impeding blood …
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Author
Furst, Branko
Responsibility
Branko Furst
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xl, 376 p.) : 136 illus., 105 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030250621
9783030250614 (Print ed.)
9783030250638 (Print ed.)
9783030250645 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Circulation - physiology
Cardiovascular System - embryology
Heart - physiology
Hemodynamics - physiology
Myocardium
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This extensively revised second edition traces the development of the basic concepts in cardiovascular physiology in light of the accumulated experimental and clinical evidence. It considers the early embryonic circulation, where blood circulation suggests the existence of a motive force, tightly coupled to the metabolic demands of the tissues. It proposes that rather than being an organ of propulsion, the heart, serves as an organ of control, generating pressure by rhythmically impeding blood flow. New and expanded chapters cover the arterial pulse, circulation in the upright posture, microcirculation and functional heart morphology. Heart and Circulation offers a new perspective for deeper understanding of the human cardiovascular system. It is therefore a thought-provoking resource for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and trainees interested in models of human circulation.
Contents
Part I. Embryonic Circulation -- 1. Early Embryo Circulation -- 2. The Onset of Circulation -- 3. Hemodynamics of the Early Embryo Circulation -- 4. Flow Patterns in the Early Embryo Circulation -- 5. Is There a Circulation Without a Heart? -- 6. The Embryo Heart is Not a Peristaltic Pump -- 7. Flow Perturbation Experiments -- 8. Heart Rate Perturbations -- 9. The Heart as a Generator of Pressure -- 10. Ventriculo–Vascular Interaction -- 11. A Brief Comparative Phylogeny -- 12. Evolutionary Aspect of the Rhythmical System -- Part II. Mature Circulation -- 13. Functional Morphology of the Heart -- 14. Regulation of Cardiac Output -- 15. Circulatory and Respiratory Functions of the Blood -- 16. Models of the Heart -- 17. Cardiovascular Response During Exercise -- 18. Hemodynamic Effects of Aortic Occlusion -- 19. Increased Pulmonary Flows -- 20. Single Ventricle Physiology -- 21. Microcirculation -- Part III. Human Circulation -- 22. Arterial Pulse -- 23. Heartbeat and Respiration: Toward a Functional Chronobiology -- 24. The Effect of Gravity and Upright Posture on Circulation -- 25. The Integrative Model of Circulation: A Synthesis.
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e-Book
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The heart and circulation : an integrative model

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Branko Furst. --London: Springer , c2014.
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What drives the circulation? In this comprehensive review of existing circulation models, the conventional view that the heart is a pressure-propulsion pump is challenged. The existing models fail to explain an increasing number of observed circulatory phenomena. A unifying circulation model is proposed in which the blood, responding to metabolic demands of the tissues, is the primary regulator of cardiac output. This new model arises from accumulated clinical and experimental evidence. The hea…
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Furst, Branko
Responsibility
Branko Furst
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 226 pages)
ISBN
9781447152774 (electronic bk.)
9781447152767
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Circulation - physiology
Cardiovascular System - embryology
Heart - physiology
Hemodynamics - physiology
Myocardium
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodynamics
Blood Circulation
Blood - Circulation
Cardiology
Abstract
What drives the circulation? In this comprehensive review of existing circulation models, the conventional view that the heart is a pressure-propulsion pump is challenged. The existing models fail to explain an increasing number of observed circulatory phenomena. A unifying circulation model is proposed in which the blood, responding to metabolic demands of the tissues, is the primary regulator of cardiac output. This new model arises from accumulated clinical and experimental evidence. The heart, rather than being an organ of blood propulsion, assumes a secondary role and generates pressure by impeding the flow of blood. This is supported by examples from the fields of early embryonic circulation, comparative phylogeny, functional morphology, exercise physiology and a range of clinical scenarios. The Heart and Circulation: An Integrative Model offers a paradigm shift in the understanding of circulatory phenomena. It will become a valuable resource for all those clinicians, researchers, educators and students who, having been confronted with the paradox of the circulation, are looking for a broader interpretation.
Contents
Part I. Embryonic Circulation -- Early Embryo Circulation -- The Onset of Circulation -- Hemodynamics of the Early Embryo Circulation -- Flow Patterns in the Early Embryo Circulation -- Is There a Circulation Without a Heart? -- Embryo Heart is not a Peristaltic Pump -- Flow Perturbation Experiments -- Heart Rate Perturbations -- The Heart as Generator of Pressure -- Ventriculo-Vascular Interaction -- A Brief Comparative Phylogeny -- Evolutionary Aspect of the Rhythmical System -- Part II. Mature Circulation -- Functional Morphology of the Heart -- Regulation of Cardiac Output -- Circulatory and Respiratory Functions of the Blood -- Models of the Heart -- Cardiovascular Response during Exercise -- Hemodynamic Effects of Aortic Occlusion -- Increased Pulmonary Flows -- Single Ventricle Physiology -- Blood as an Organ.
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Heart transplant : a guide for patients and families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2043
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This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and…
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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
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (63 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Transplantation
Heart Failure - surgery
Heart Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Transplantation
Heart failure
Heart--Surgery
Heart--Diseases--Treatment
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you and your family during the transplant process. This pamphlet describes getting ready for a transplant (e.g., the health care team, referral, workup, how long the process takes, the waiting period, antibodies, advance care planning, powers of attorney), getting ready once a heart becomes available (e.g., testing the donor heart, getting ready for surgery, what your family can expect on the day, during, and after your surgery, what happens during surgery, donor info), and what to expect after surgery (e.g., discharge instructions, adjusting to life after your transplant, followup schedule, acute rejection, medications, tips for preventing infections, healthy eating, physiotherapy and rehab, exercise guidelines, stretching exercises). A notes section is provided at the end of the guide.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio
Pamphlet Number
2043
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) : Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0631
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In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fas…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Cardiomyopathy
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Hypertrophy
Myocardium--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
In HCM, there is a thickening of the heart muscle, usually in the wall between the 2 lower chambers (the septum). When the muscle thickens, it gets stiff and makes it hard for the bottom chambers to relax and fill with blood before each heartbeat. Thickening can also make it harder for blood to leave the heart. This can lower the amount of blood the heart can pump out to the rest of the body. Thickening of the heart muscle can create scar tissue. This can make you more at risk of dangerous, fast heart rhythms. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of HCM, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a special pacemaker called an internal cardioverter defibrillator). Websites for further information are also noted.
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Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0631
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Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2088
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The Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (be passed from parents to their children). The Clinic does genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. Inherited heart disease can be diagnosed at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (heart stops working). The pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get referred, how…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Heart Diseases - congenital
Subjects (LCSH)
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (be passed from parents to their children). The Clinic does genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. Inherited heart disease can be diagnosed at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (heart stops working). The pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get referred, how to get ready for your appointment, tests you may have, how to register for your appointment, what will happen during and after your appointment (followup), and research. An FAQ section is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
2088
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Interventional neuroradiology

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat27307
edited by Robert W. Hurst, Robert H. Rosenwasser. --New York, NY: Informa Healthcare , c2008.
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Location
Online
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Author
Hurst, Robert W
Other Authors
Rosenwasser, Robert H
Responsibility
edited by Robert W. Hurst, Robert H. Rosenwasser
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Informa Healthcare
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
420 p.
ISBN
9781420020724
1420020722
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders - diagnostic imaging
Cardiovascular System - anatomy & histology
Central Nervous System - blood supply
Radiology, Interventional - methods
Radiography
Contents
Vascular anatomy of the head, neck, and skull base / Michele H. Johnson, Hjalti M. Thorisson, and Michael L. DiLuna -- Applied neurovascular anatomy of the brain and skull / Randy S. Bell, Alexander H. Vo, and Rocco A. Armonda -- Vascular anatomy of the spine and spinal cord / Armin K. Thron -- Intracranial collateral routes and anastomoses in interventional neuroradiology / David S. Liebeskind -- CT imaging and physiologic techniques in interventional neuroradiology / Ronald L. Wolf -- MR angiography: principles and applications in interventional neuroradiology / Neerav R. Mehta and Elias R. Melhem -- Ultrasonographic imaging and physiological techniques in interventional neuroradiology / Jaroslaw Krejza -- Techniques and devices in interventional neuroradiology / Jeffrey M. Katz, Y. Pierre Gobin, and Howard A. Riina -- Balloon occlusion, Wada, and pharmacological testing / Linda J. Bagley -- Endovascular management of tumors and vascular malformations of the head and neck / Johnny C. Pryor, Joshua A. Hirsch, and Robert W. Hurst -- Dissections of the carotid and vertebral arteries / Qaisar A. Shah, Scott E. Kasner, and Robert W. Hurst -- Direct carotid cavernous fistula / Uday S. Kanamalla, Charles A. Jungreis, and Jeffrey P. Kochan -- Endovascular management of intracranial aneurysms / Darren Orbach, Tibor Becske, and Peter Kim Nelson -- Endovascular treatment of post-subarachnoid hemorrhage vasospasm / Jonathan L. Brisman, David W. Newell, and Joseph M. Eskridge -- Endovascular management of brain arteriovenous malformations / John B. Weigele, Riyadh N. Al-Okaili, and Robert W. Hurst -- Endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke / Mayur A. Paralkar ... [et al.] -- Endovascular treatment of extracranial carotid atherosclerotic disease / Eric Sauvageau ... [et al.] -- Stenting and angioplasty for intracranial atherosclerotic occlusive disease / Nabil M. Akkawi and Ajay K. Wakhloo -- Endovascular management of dural arteriovenous fistulas / J. Marc C. van Dijk, Robert A. Willinsky -- Inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the diagnosis of pituitary adenomas / Nicholas J. Patronas and Donald L. Miller -- Endovascular treatment of spinal vascular malformations / Mayumi Oka and Kieran Murphy -- Percutaneous vertebroplasty / Mary E. Jensen.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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Intraprocedural Imaging of Cardiovascular Interventions

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40127
Michael H. Picard, Jonathan J. Passeri, Jacob P. Dal-Bianco, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book presents a practical approach for the use of imaging across a wide variety of cardiovascular procedures. The use of catheter-based therapies is a rapidly expanding discipline for the minimally invasive treatment of many cardiac diseases. Cardiac ultrasound, particularly echocardiography, is utilized extensively to guide these therapies. This text teaches the key knowledge required for the use of ultrasound in many catheter- based cardiac therapies. In addition to the newest techniques…
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Other Authors
Picard, Michael H
Passeri, Jonathan J
Dal-Bianco, Jacob P
Responsibility
Michael H. Picard, Jonathan J. Passeri, Jacob P. Dal-Bianco, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 168 p. : 144 illus., 143 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319294285
9783319294261 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Cardiovascular System - diagnostic imaging
Echocardiography
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Intraoperative Care - methods
Surgery, Computer-Assisted
Ultrasonography
Abstract
This book presents a practical approach for the use of imaging across a wide variety of cardiovascular procedures. The use of catheter-based therapies is a rapidly expanding discipline for the minimally invasive treatment of many cardiac diseases. Cardiac ultrasound, particularly echocardiography, is utilized extensively to guide these therapies. This text teaches the key knowledge required for the use of ultrasound in many catheter- based cardiac therapies. In addition to the newest techniques such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement and transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge repair, it also includes guidance on more established procedures such as pericardiocentesis. Intraprocedural Imaging of Cardiovascular Interventions is an essential resource for clinicians and interventionalists to aid their understanding of imaging needs during various cardiovascular procedures.
Contents
1. Transesophageal Echocardiographic-Guided Cardioversion -- 2. Echo Guided Pericardiocentesis -- 3. Percutaneous Mitral Valvulotomy -- 4. Echocardiographic Guidance of Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy -- 5. Catheter-Based Atrial Septal Defect Closure -- 6. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement -- 7. Transcatheter Closure of Paravalvular Regurgitation: Case-Based Learning -- 8. Transcatheter Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation -- 9. Catheter-Based Left Atrial Appendage Closure -- 10. Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure -- 11. Echocardiographic Guidance for Catheter-Based Removal of Right- Sided Intracardiac Thrombus -- 12. Optical Coherence Tomography: Role in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention -- 13. Echocardiography in Mechanical Circulatory Support.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Introduction to translational cardiovascular research

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33942
Dennis V. Cokkinos, editor. --Cham, Switzerland: Springer , c2015.
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Online
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Other Authors
Cokkinos, Dennis V.
Responsibility
Dennis V. Cokkinos, editor
Place of Publication
Cham, Switzerland
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 610 pages)
ISBN
9783319087986 (electronic bk.)
9783319087979
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Physiological Phenomena
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Research
Contents
Part I. General Aspects -- 1. Introduction: What Is Translational Research -- 2. Insights into Heart Development and Regeneration -- 3. Basis of Cell Excitability and Cardiac Conduction System -- Part II. The Main Axes -- 4. The Renin-Angiotensin- Aldosterone System in Cardiovascular Diseases -- 5. Beta Adrenergic Receptors -- 6. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary- Adrenal Axis in Human Health and Disease -- Part III. Fundamental Aspects and Processes -- 7. Genetic Polymorphisms -- 8. Genetic Polymorphisms and the Vascular Endothelium -- 9. The Role of microRNAs in Cardiovascular Disease -- 10. Pathways to Myocardial Hypertrophy -- 11. The Multiple Actions of the Insulin- Like Growth Factor-I Signaling in the Myocardium -- 12. Calcium Cycling Circuits in Cardiac Physiology and Pathophysiology -- 13. Inflammation and Atherosclerosis -- 14. Stress Proteins and the Adaptive Response of the Heart -- 15. The Mechanisms and Modalities of Cell Death -- 16. Repair of the Infarcted Myocardium -- 17. Pathways to Cardiac Remodeling -- 18. A Translational Approach to Probe the Arrhythmic Potential of the Heart: Therapeutic Considerations -- Part IV. Man and Animals -- 19. Animal Models of Cardiovascular Disease -- 20. In vitro Experimental Assessment of Cardiac Function -- 21. In Vivo Experimental Assessment of Cardiac Function -- 22. Non Invasive Imaging Modalities for Cardiovascular Translational Research-Technical Considerations -- 23. Cardiovascular Applications of Non-invasive Imaging in Cardiovascular Diseases: From Bench to Bedside -- 24. Molecular Imaging of Inflammation Using Echocardiography. Advances with the Use of Microbubbles -- 25. Clinical Aspects and Genetics of Cardiomyopathies -- 26. Cardiorenal Syndrome: What Basic Research Can Contribute -- 27. Clinical Aspects of Cardiorenal Syndrome: Consequences of Therapy with the Renin- Angiotensin System Inhibitors -- Part V. Therapeutic Aspects -- 28. Pre- Peri- Post-Conditioning the Ischemic Myocardium: Challenges, Confounders and Expectations -- 29. Gene Therapy for the Heart -- 30. Cell Therapy in Cardiac Diseases -- 31. Moving Towards a Novel Paradigm in Drug Development for Worsening Heart Failure: The T1 Model (Mechanistic Translational Phase).
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e-Book
Location
Online
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