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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0252
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Digoxin is a medication used to treat heart failure and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). This pamphlet explains how to take digoxin. Symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Pharmacy Department
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Digoxin
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Digoxin
Atrial fibrillation
Heart failure
Abstract
Digoxin is a medication used to treat heart failure and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). This pamphlet explains how to take digoxin. Symptoms that require a trip to the nearest Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Department
Pamphlet Number
0252
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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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Corporate Author
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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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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Living with heart failure

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34246
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0152
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This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Living with heart failure : a patient guide
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (28 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Abstract
This booklet describes the symptoms, causes, management, and treatments of heart failure. The main focus of the booklet is on managing symptoms. Information is provided on eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and a variety of medicines and exercise. Lists of community resources and symptoms that need immediate medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0152
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My heart failure passport

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38232
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Cardiology 6.2. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2373
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This Passport will help you take an active part in treating your heart failure. You can use it to record daily measurements (like your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, symptoms, and how you are feeling) and any medications you are taking. It can also help you to understand your disease better and learn about the importance of making changes to your lifestyle.
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This Passport will help you take an active part in treating your heart failure. You can use it to record daily measurements (like your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, symptoms, and how you are feeling) and any medications you are taking. It can also help you to understand your disease better and learn about the importance of making changes to your lifestyle.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology 6.2, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2373
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Ventricular assist devices (VADs)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34893
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0931
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A VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, what will happen during surgery, risks, and what to expect after. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiovascular Surgery
Alternate Title
VAD
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
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
A VAD acts like the heart’s ventricle by pumping blood throughout the body. This pamphlet describes the types of VADs, what will happen during surgery, risks, and what to expect after. The French version of this pamphlet 1853, "Dispositifs d’assistance ventriculaire (DAV)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Ventricular assist devices (VAD)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0931
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