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Life after a heart attack

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34348
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0016
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This pamphlet provides a comprehensive guide to answer questions you may have after experiencing a heart attack. Reducing the risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with emotions and stress, activity, medications and local resources are covered. Directions for managing chest pain and/or discomfort at home are given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health Portfolio
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (34 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 provides a comprehensive guide to answer questions you may have after experiencing a heart attack. Reducing the risk factors for heart disease, heart healthy eating, coping with emotions and stress, activity, medications and local resources are covered. Directions for managing chest pain and/or discomfort at home are given.
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Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Limb loss (amputation) post-operative care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1193
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In Nova Scotia, more than 100 people have a major amputation (limb loss) each year. This guide will help you get ready for your surgery by letting you know what to expect. This guide explains levels of lower limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. Information about coping with amputation, how to position yourself, care of your amputated leg and other leg and foot, getting around, and living at home is included. A list …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Limb loss (amputation) post-op care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Amputation - rehabilitation
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Amputation
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
In Nova Scotia, more than 100 people have a major amputation (limb loss) each year. This guide will help you get ready for your surgery by letting you know what to expect. This guide explains levels of lower limb amputation, who is on your health care team, what will happen before surgery, and what to expect after surgery. Information about coping with amputation, how to position yourself, care of your amputated leg and other leg and foot, getting around, and living at home is included. A list of post-operative and home exercises with images is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1193
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Living with your implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0241
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This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Cardiology
Alternate Title
ICD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Defibrillators, Implantable
Subjects (LCSH)
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This device finds and corrects dangerously fast heart rates that start in the bottom part of the heart. Topics include: how your heart beats, common symptoms, what an ICD is and how it works, and different treatment types. You will learn how to get ready to have the device inserted. Your care during the first 24 hours after surgery is described as well as activities to avoid in the next 6-8 weeks. You will need to have a MedicAlert® bracelet. The appropriate action to take if you ever receive a shock is given. Care of your incision and signs of an infection are listed. The use of electrical equipment is discussed. Call 911 if you have any of the following symptoms: feeling faint, dizziness, heart fluttering, or heart racing. The French version of this pamphlet 1719, "Vivre avec votre défibrillateur cardioverteur implantable (DCI)", is also available.
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Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0241
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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) : 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
1021
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LQTS is a rare disease where there are changes in the electrical signals that make the heart beat. In LQTS, channels in the heart cells do not work properly. The abnormal opening and closing of the channels can lead to dangerous heart rhythms. The heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to the body. This can cause collapse and, if the rhythm does not stop, sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, and some general activity guidelines. We…
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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)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Long QT syndrome - congresses
Subjects (LCSH)
Long QT syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
LQTS is a rare disease where there are changes in the electrical signals that make the heart beat. In LQTS, channels in the heart cells do not work properly. The abnormal opening and closing of the channels can lead to dangerous heart rhythms. The heart may beat so fast that it cannot pump blood out to the body. This can cause collapse and, if the rhythm does not stop, sudden death. The pamphlet provides the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, and some general activity guidelines. Websites for further information are also noted.
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Previous title: LQTS : long QT syndrome
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Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1021
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Management of cardiovascular disease in women

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Hanna Z. Mieszczanska, Gladys P. Velarde, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This book summarizes the great progress in the treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Due to improved therapies, preventive strategies and increased public awareness, CVD mortality has been on the decline for both genders. Unfortunately, the decline has been less prominent for women, and CVD remains the leading cause of mortality for women in the United States and is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide. Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women provides a comprehens…
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Mieszczanska, Hanna Z
Velarde, Gladys P
Responsibility
Hanna Z. Mieszczanska, Gladys P. Velarde, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 462 pages)
ISBN
9781447155171 (electronic bk.)
9781447155164
Subjects (MeSH)
Women
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Treatment
Women - Diseases - Treatment
Abstract
This book summarizes the great progress in the treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Due to improved therapies, preventive strategies and increased public awareness, CVD mortality has been on the decline for both genders. Unfortunately, the decline has been less prominent for women, and CVD remains the leading cause of mortality for women in the United States and is responsible for a third of all deaths of women worldwide. Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Women provides a comprehensive overview of differences in cardiac problems in women including the challenges and limitations of the available literature. Unique aspects to women's heart health such as pregnancy, the impact of emotional stress and other psychosocial issues are discussed by leading experts in the field. They therefore provide important insight to cardiovascular care in women, making this book an essential resource for a wide range of practitioners including cardiologists, primary care providers, internists, and reproductive healthcare professionals.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology, Classification, Guidelines -- 1. Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease in Women- Sex Differences in Disease Incidence and Prevalence. Population Representation, Diversity, Disparities -- 2. Classification of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women -- Part II. Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Specific Conditions in Women -- 3. Gender Differences in Clinical Manifestation and Pathophysiology of Ischemic Heart Disease: A Gender Paradox -- 4. Noninvasive Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease in Women -- 5. Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease in Women -- 6. Invasive Therapy for Women Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 7. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Valvular, and Advanced Heart Failure Surgeries in Women -- 8. Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension in Women -- 9. Valvular Heart Disease in Women -- 10. Arrhythmias in Women: A Practical Approach -- 11. Women with Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- 12. Hypertension in Women -- 13. Impact of Diabetes Mellitus and the Metabolic Syndrome on the Female Heart -- Part III. Pregnancy and Heart Disease -- 14. Heart Disease in Pregnancy -- Part IV. Special Considerations -- 15. Antithrombotic Issues in Women -- 16. Effects of Hormones and Hormone Therapy on Cardiovascular Health in Women -- 17. Gender Considerations in Peripheral Vascular Disease -- 18. A Holistic Integrative Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular Disease -- 19. The Impact of Stress, Depression, and Other Psychosocial Factors on Women’s Cardiovascular Health -- 20. Pharmacotherapy Considerations in Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Therapeutic Implications for Cardiovascular Disease.
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Managing cardiometabolic risk : an evolving approach to patient care

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Watson, Karol. --[s.l.]: Sanofi Aventis , 2006.
Call Number
WG 120 M266 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 120 M266 2006
Author
Watson, Karol
Place of Publication
[s.l.]
Publisher
Sanofi Aventis
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
24 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - metabolism
Cardiovascular Diseases - etiology
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Manual of Cardiovascular Proteomics

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Giulio Agnetti, Merry L. Lindsey, D. Brian Foster, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book highlights the remarkable advances that have contributed to the development of proteomics over the last two decades. While many of the concepts, methods, and technologies can be widely applied across fields of biomedical research, this book has been tailored for the cardiovascular researcher, with the many facets of cardiovascular disease reflected within the chapters. New methods and technologies are discussed in a manner that is understandable to scientists who are new to the proteo…
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Agnetti, Giulio
Lindsey, Merry L
Foster, D. Brian
Responsibility
Giulio Agnetti, Merry L. Lindsey, D. Brian Foster, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 430 p. : 65 illus., 58 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319318288
9783319318264 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomarkers - analysis
Cardiovascular Diseases - metabolism
Cardiovascular System - metabolism
Proteomics - methods
Abstract
This book highlights the remarkable advances that have contributed to the development of proteomics over the last two decades. While many of the concepts, methods, and technologies can be widely applied across fields of biomedical research, this book has been tailored for the cardiovascular researcher, with the many facets of cardiovascular disease reflected within the chapters. New methods and technologies are discussed in a manner that is understandable to scientists who are new to the proteomics arena in order to accelerate knowledge dissemination. The full measure of topics that define modern cardiovascular proteomics have been covered, including but not limited to experimental design, sample preparation and separation, mass spectrometry technologies, protein identification and quantitation, as well as statistical, pathway and network analyses of proteomics results. Manual of Cardiac Proteomics addresses many of the technical subtleties to be considered when embarking on a cardiovascular proteomic study. It as an invaluable guide for scientists entering the field, as well as clinicians and trainees in cardiology and all related disciplines.
Contents
1. A Historical Perspective on Cardiovascular Proteomics -- 2. Basic Concepts in Mass Spectrometry and Protein Quantitation -- 3. How to Design a Cardiovascular Proteomics Experiment -- 4. Organelle, Protein and Peptide Fractionation in Cardiovascular Proteomics -- 5. Vascular Proteomics -- 6 Stem Cell Proteomics -- 7. Bottom-Up Proteomics -- 8. Top-Down Proteomics -- 9. Targeted Proteomics (MRM) in Cardiovascular Research -- 10. Label-Free Quantification by Data Independent Acquisition Mass Spectrometry to Map Cardiovascular Proteomes -- 11. Labeling and Label-Free Shotgun Proteomics Quantification in the Research of Cardiovascular Diseases -- 12. Analysis of Proteomic Data -- 13. Post-translational Modifications in the Cardiovascular Proteome -- 14. Proteomic Network Systems Analysis -- 15. Sensing and Remembering Cellular States Through Chromatin -- 16. Synergizing Proteomic and Metabolomic Data to Study Cardiovascular Systems -- 17. Clinical Cardiovascular Proteomics -- 18. Concluding Remarks: Proteomics AD 2025.
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e-Book
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Molecular Mechanism of Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension

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Toshio Nakanishi, H. Scott Baldwin, Jeffrey R. Fineman, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, editors. --Singapore: SpringerOpen , c2020.
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Location
Online
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Nakanish, Toshio
Baldwin, H. Scott
Fineman, Jeffrey R.
Yamagishi, Hiroyuki
Responsibility
Toshio Nakanishi, H. Scott Baldwin, Jeffrey R. Fineman, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 405 p.)
ISBN
9789811511851
9789811511844 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular System - growth & development
Ductus Arteriosus - abnormalities
Heart Defects, Congenital - etiology
Hypertension, Pulmonary - etiology
Specialty
Cardiology
Molecular Biology
Pulmonary Medicine
Contents
Part I. Basic Science of Pulmonary Development and Pulmonary Arterial Disease -- Part II. Abnormal Pulmonary Circulation in the Developing Lung and Heart -- Part III. Ductus Arteriosus: Bridge Over Troubled Vessels -- Part IV. Development and Regeneration of the Cardiovascular System.
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e-Book
Publication Type
Congress
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Netter's cardiology

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edited by George A. Stouffer, Marschall S. Runge ; illustrations by Frank H. Netter ; contributing illustrator, Carlos A.G. Machado ... [et al.]. (3rd ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2019.
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Perfect for residents, generalists, anesthesiologists, emergency department physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who need a practical, working knowledge of cardiology, Netter's Cardiology, 3rd Edition, provides a concise overview of cardiovascular disease highlighted by unique, memorable Netter illustrations. This superb visual resource showcases the well-known work of Frank H. Netter, MD, and his successor, Carlos Machado, MD, a cardiologist who has created…
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Stouffer, George A.
Runge, Marschall Stevens
Patterson, Cam
Netter, Frank H.
Responsibility
edited by George A. Stouffer, Marschall S. Runge ; illustrations by Frank H. Netter ; contributing illustrator, Carlos A.G. Machado ... [et al.]
Edition
3rd ed.
Alternate Title
Cardiology
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource, 576 p.
Series Title
Netter clinical science
ISBN
9780323547260
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Cardiovascular system - Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
Perfect for residents, generalists, anesthesiologists, emergency department physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who need a practical, working knowledge of cardiology, Netter's Cardiology, 3rd Edition, provides a concise overview of cardiovascular disease highlighted by unique, memorable Netter illustrations. This superb visual resource showcases the well-known work of Frank H. Netter, MD, and his successor, Carlos Machado, MD, a cardiologist who has created clear, full-color illustrations in the Netter tradition. New features and all-new chapters keep you up to date with the latest information in the field.
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Opie's cardiovascular drugs : a companion to Braunwald's heart disease

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Deepak L. Bhatt. (9th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2021.
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Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients. Now a part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, this compact title provides crucial information in an easily accessible format-ideal for cardiologists, residents, cardiology fellows, medical students, nurses, and other cardiac care providers. Updated to include the latest guidel…
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Bhatt, Deepak L.
Responsibility
Deepak L. Bhatt
Edition
9th ed.
Alternate Title
Cardiovascular drugs
Opie's - companion to Braunwald's heart disease
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource, 720 p.
ISBN
9780323673617
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Treatment
Cardiovascular Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Cardiology
Pharmacology
Abstract
Authoritative, portable, and up to date, Opie’s Cardiovascular Drugs, 9th Edition, is the definitive reference for quick access to frequently used drugs in all phases of care for cardiac patients. Now a part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, this compact title provides crucial information in an easily accessible format-ideal for cardiologists, residents, cardiology fellows, medical students, nurses, and other cardiac care providers. Updated to include the latest guidelines and evidence-based implications, it offers clear and concise explanations and pertinent clinical facts for all classes of cardiac drugs, as well as all the latest clinical trial results and evidence for the pharmacologic treatment of heart disease.
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nursing Staff 4.1, QEII, Halifax. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a disease where fatty substances called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs. This pamphlet reviews how peripheral arterial disease happens and what tests are needed to find out if you have it. Ways to prevent the disease are also offered.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nursing Staff 4.1, QEII, Halifax
Alternate Title
PAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Diseases
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a disease where fatty substances called plaque build up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain, organs, and limbs. This pamphlet reviews how peripheral arterial disease happens and what tests are needed to find out if you have it. Ways to prevent the disease are also offered.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nursing Staff 4.1, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
1215
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Peripheral bypass surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. 4.1 Nursing Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0175
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This surgery should improve the circulation in your leg by letting the blood go around a blockage.This pamphlet explains the reasons for the surgery, care after, medication info, care of the incision, and activity recommendations. Bowel care and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. Information on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and follow-up care are also given.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. 4.1 Nursing Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peripheral Arterial Disease - surgery
Leg - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Circulation
Leg--Surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This surgery should improve the circulation in your leg by letting the blood go around a blockage.This pamphlet explains the reasons for the surgery, care after, medication info, care of the incision, and activity recommendations. Bowel care and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided. Information on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and follow-up care are also given.
Responsibility
Prepared by 4.1 Nursing Unit
Pamphlet Number
0175
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The practice of clinical echocardiography

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[edited by] Catherine M. Otto. (6th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2022.
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Ideally suited for those clinicians who have already mastered basic principles, The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, 6th Edition, provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Through practical, clear, and carefully edited content, world-renowned expert Dr. Catherine M. Otto and her team of more than 65 leaders in echocardiography demonstrate how to apply advanced knowledge to daily clinical decision making. Newly reorganized sections cover adva…
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Otto, Catherine M.
Responsibility
[edited by] Catherine M. Otto
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Clinical echocardiography
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2022
Physical Description
1 online resource, 1024 p.
ISBN
9780323697286
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Cardiovascular system - Diseases - Diagnosis
Specialty
Cardiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasonography
Abstract
Ideally suited for those clinicians who have already mastered basic principles, The Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, 6th Edition, provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Through practical, clear, and carefully edited content, world-renowned expert Dr. Catherine M. Otto and her team of more than 65 leaders in echocardiography demonstrate how to apply advanced knowledge to daily clinical decision making. Newly reorganized sections cover advanced principles for the echocardiographer, best practices for echocardiography laboratories, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, intraoperative and interventional echocardiography, and point-of-care cardiac ultrasound.
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Preparing your skin before open heart surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1574
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This pamphlet explains how to prepare your skin before open heart surgery using 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths. Information is provided about shaving, bathing, areas to be cleaned, and possible skin sensitivity. The French version of this pamphlet 1902, "Préparer votre peau avant une chirurgie à cœur ouvert", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([8] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - surgery
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart--Surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to prepare your skin before open heart surgery using 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths. Information is provided about shaving, bathing, areas to be cleaned, and possible skin sensitivity. The French version of this pamphlet 1902, "Préparer votre peau avant une chirurgie à cœur ouvert", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing your skin before open heart surgery : instructions for patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiovascular Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1574
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Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (PAH) Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1103
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The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program coordinates the assessment, care, and treatment of people with suspected or diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension. This pamphlet describes PAH, a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, what tests will be done, and how PAH is treated. A lis…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Alternate Title
PAH Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.): digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Familial Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Pulmonary hypertension
Cardiovascular system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
The Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program coordinates the assessment, care, and treatment of people with suspected or diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension. This pamphlet describes PAH, a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the blood vessels that connect the heart and lungs (pulmonary arteries). This pamphlet explains what causes PAH, why you have been referred to the PAH Program, how the PAH Program will help you, what tests will be done, and how PAH is treated. A list of resources for more information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program
Pamphlet Number
1103
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Right heart catheterization

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0392
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A right heart catheterization is a special test used to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your doctor find the cause of your heart problem and recommend your treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your test, how the test is done, risks and care after your test. Symptoms needing medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", 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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
A right heart catheterization is a special test used to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your doctor find the cause of your heart problem and recommend your treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your test, how the test is done, risks and care after your test. Symptoms needing medical attention are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1913, "Cathétérisme cardiaque droit", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0392
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Sclerotherapy discharge instructions - Dr. MacKean

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures
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)
Sclerotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Sclerotherapy
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Your varicose veins have been injected with a special medication during a treatment called sclerotherapy. This medication causes a blockage in your varicose veins. This forces the blood to go around the blockage and travel through nearby healthier veins, increasing blood flow in your legs. This pamphlet gives specific directions to prevent blood clots from forming in your healthy veins. Mild side effects and a list of symptoms that require immediate medical attention are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures & G. MacKean MD, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0206
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Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

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Paul Hjemdahl, Andrew Steptoe, Annika Rosengren, editors. --London: Springer , c2012.
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Online
There is a growing trend for the incorporation of stress management into cardiac rehabilitation programs and into preventive cardiology. However, stress is multifaceted, often misunderstood, and requires as much scientific scrutiny as other pathological processes relevant to cardiology. The quality of research into stress management is variable, and care is required in identifying effective evidence-based methods. There is thus a need for better understanding of stress and its ramifications amo…
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Other Authors
Hjemdahl, Paul
Steptoe, Andrew
Rosengren, Annika
Responsibility
Paul Hjemdahl, Andrew Steptoe, Annika Rosengren, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 390 p. : 58 ill., 24 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781848824195
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - psychology
Cardiovascular System - pathology
Stress, Psychological - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Abstract
There is a growing trend for the incorporation of stress management into cardiac rehabilitation programs and into preventive cardiology. However, stress is multifaceted, often misunderstood, and requires as much scientific scrutiny as other pathological processes relevant to cardiology. The quality of research into stress management is variable, and care is required in identifying effective evidence-based methods. There is thus a need for better understanding of stress and its ramifications among cardiologists, other clinicians caring for cardiac patients, and by those involved in primary prevention. Stress and Cardiovascular Disease provides an up to date survey of research, highlighting the clinical implications of physiological and population studies of stress. Each chapter addresses a particular aspect of this exciting field of basic and clinical research. This multidisciplinary volume will serve as an aid to physicians in their management of stress-related issues in cardiac patients and high-risk individuals.
Contents
1. Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease, Stress and Adaptation -- Part I. Mechanisms -- 2. Social Stress and Cardiovascular Disease in Primates -- 3. Cardiovascular and Autonomic Responses to Stress -- 4. Sympathetic Neural and Adrenal Medullary Mechanisms in Depression and Panic Disorder -- 5. Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and Cardiovascular Disease -- 6. Hemostatic Effects of Stress -- 7. Stress, Inflammation, and Coronary Heart Disease -- 8. Brain Imaging of Stress and Cardiovascular Responses -- Part II. Acute Stress and Triggering -- 9. Psychological Triggers for Plaque Rupture -- 10. Stress Cardiomyopathy -- Part III. Chronic Stress -- 11. Psychosocial Factors at Work: The Epidemiological Perspective -- 12. Depression and Cardiovascular Disease Progression: Epidemiology, Mechanisms and Treatment -- 13. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Emerging Risk Factor and Mechanism -- 14. Sleep, Stress and Heart Disease -- 15. The Causal Role of Chronic Mental Stress in the Pathogenesis of Essential Hypertension -- 16. Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes -- Part IV. Treatment -- 17. Stress Management and Behavior: From Cardiac Patient to Worksite Intervention -- 18. Exercise to Reduce Distress and Improve Cardiac Function: Moving on and finding the pace -- Part V. Treatment of Depression -- 19. The Psychological Treatment of Cardiac Patients -- 20. Integrating the Management of Psychosocial and Behavior Risk Factors into Clinical Medical Practice -- Part VI. Synthesis and Recommendations -- 21. Concluding Remarks.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Surgery on the aorta

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. 4.1 Nursing Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0009
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Your surgeon has arranged for you to have surgery on your aorta. This pamphlet will help you understand what will happen after your surgery. It outlines what aortic stenosis or occusion is, defines the types of aneurysms, and goes over the different methods of surgical repair. What to expect after surgery and care at home is also covered.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. 4.1 Nursing Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aorta - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Aorta--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Surgery
Abstract
Your surgeon has arranged for you to have surgery on your aorta. This pamphlet will help you understand what will happen after your surgery. It outlines what aortic stenosis or occusion is, defines the types of aneurysms, and goes over the different methods of surgical repair. What to expect after surgery and care at home is also covered.
Responsibility
Prepared by 4.1 Nursing Unit
Pamphlet Number
0009
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Surveiller la tension artérielle à la maison

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2197
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Ce dépliant porte sur le suivi et la surveillance de la tension (pression) artérielle à la maison. Il décrit les avantages de la surveiller à la maison, les choses à considérer quand on achète tensiomètre (appareil de mesure de la tension), comment mesurer la tension artérielle et les valeurs cibles à la maison. Il comprend aussi une illustration qui montre comment mesurer la tension artérielle.This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monit…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hypertension Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Subjects (LCSH)
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Ce dépliant porte sur le suivi et la surveillance de la tension (pression) artérielle à la maison. Il décrit les avantages de la surveiller à la maison, les choses à considérer quand on achète tensiomètre (appareil de mesure de la tension), comment mesurer la tension artérielle et les valeurs cibles à la maison. Il comprend aussi une illustration qui montre comment mesurer la tension artérielle.This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Home Blood Pressure Monitoring" pamphlet 1197. This pamphlet describes how to take your blood pressure at home. Topics include: advantages of monitoring your blood pressure at home, things to consider when buying a blood pressure monitor, how to measure, ideal blood pressure numbers at home, as well as a diagram showing the right way to take your blood pressure.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Hypertension Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2197
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