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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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Corporate Author
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Heart Health Portfolio, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
0016
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Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0284
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This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Tonsillectomy
Adenoids--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Surgery
Abstract
This guide will help you learn how to care for yourself safely before and after day surgery for a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. Topics include getting ready for surgery, what will happen on the day of surgery, what will happen right after surgery, and care at home. Things to avoid for 2 weeks after your surgery, activity, and bleeding are also covered. The French version of this pamphlet 2099, "Amygdalectomie et adénoïdectomie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0284
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Varicose vein surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0290
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This pamphlet outlines care after varicose vein surgery. Special instructions (about pain medicine, activity, care of the incision, bandages, follow-up care and symptoms that need immediate medical attention) are given. Emergency contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Same Day Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Varicose Ulcer - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Varicose veins
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines care after varicose vein surgery. Special instructions (about pain medicine, activity, care of the incision, bandages, follow-up care and symptoms that need immediate medical attention) are given. Emergency contact information is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Varicose vein surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
0290
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Nose - surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Nose--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
Definitions of the following nose surgeries are given: nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, and septorhinoplasty. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery and gives information on care at home, safety, and discomfort. The pamphlet explains when to contact your primary health care provider and what to do if you have slight bleeding. If bleeding does not stop, go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0302
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Repair of blocked tear duct

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0176
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This surgery makes a new path so tears can drain directly into your nose. A plastic tube may be put in during surgery and taken out 6 weeks to 12 months later, depending on your eye surgeon. A brief description of getting ready for surgery, during surgery, and care after is listed. Symptoms that need medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Surgery
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
This surgery makes a new path so tears can drain directly into your nose. A plastic tube may be put in during surgery and taken out 6 weeks to 12 months later, depending on your eye surgeon. A brief description of getting ready for surgery, during surgery, and care after is listed. Symptoms that need medical attention are noted. The French version of this pamphlet 2097, "Intervention pour débloquer les canaux lacrymaux", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0176
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Care after your surgery - Dr. Morris

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0340
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After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for your suture lines (with a dressing, without a dressing, and with Steri-Strips™). Please check with your health care provider about suture removal. Contact information for Dr. Morris is given in case you have problems and/or complications.
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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)
Hand - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Hand--Surgery
Abstract
After your hand surgery, you will need to learn how to care for your suture lines (with a dressing, without a dressing, and with Steri-Strips™). Please check with your health care provider about suture removal. Contact information for Dr. Morris is given in case you have problems and/or complications.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures
Pamphlet Number
0340
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Cardiac Day Unit

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0719
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This pamphlet explains some of the procedures that are carried out at the Cardiac Day Unit such as: cardiac catheterization, angioplasty (balloon), catheter ablation and ASD/PFO closure. These procedures are all defined. It provides directions to the Cardiac Day Unit and how to arrange an overnight stay at Point Pleasant Lodge. Other topics covered are: what to bring/what not to bring to the Cardiac Day Unit, when you can drive again, returning to work, services offered, and parking at the QEII…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Angioplasty
Catheter Ablation
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial - surgery
Foramen Ovale, Patent - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Angioplasty
Catheter ablation
Heart septum--Abnormalities
Abstract
This pamphlet explains some of the procedures that are carried out at the Cardiac Day Unit such as: cardiac catheterization, angioplasty (balloon), catheter ablation and ASD/PFO closure. These procedures are all defined. It provides directions to the Cardiac Day Unit and how to arrange an overnight stay at Point Pleasant Lodge. Other topics covered are: what to bring/what not to bring to the Cardiac Day Unit, when you can drive again, returning to work, services offered, and parking at the QEII. A contact number for the Cardiac Day Unit is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1729, "Unité de soins cardiaques de jour", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Cardiac Pre-Assessment Clinic for same day procedures
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0719
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T-tube, Hemovac and J.Pratt drain care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
0305
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This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home. Most dressings and surgical drains can be handled by you or with the help of a family member or friend. The pamphlet defines T-tube, J. Pratt and Hemovac drains. Directions are given on how to empty these drains. Symptoms that require medical attention are listed. Chart are provided to record the amount of fluid.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Surgery Clinic, VG
Alternate Title
T-tube, Hemovac and Jackson Pratt drain care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Drainage - instrumentation
Wounds and Injuries - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Body fluids
Wounds and injuries--Treatment
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you with your drain care at home. Most dressings and surgical drains can be handled by you or with the help of a family member or friend. The pamphlet defines T-tube, J. Pratt and Hemovac drains. Directions are given on how to empty these drains. Symptoms that require medical attention are listed. Chart are provided to record the amount of fluid.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Surgery Clinic, VG, QEII, Halifax
Pamphlet Number
0305
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Urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0396
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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Emergency Department
Alternate Title
UTI
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)
Urinary Tract Infections - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Urinary tract infections
Specialty
Emergency
Urogenital System
Abstract
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can happen when bacteria (germs) get into the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. UTIs are not sexually transmitted (partners do not spread the bacteria (germs) to each other). This pamphlet explains the signs of a UTI, how UTIs are treated, what you can do to help, what you can do for pain, and how to lower your chance of infection in the future. Symptoms that require medical assistance are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Emergency Department, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0396
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0425
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A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked. The French version of this pamphlet 1956,…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Alternate Title
Scintigraphy - bone
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radioisotopes - therapeutic use
Bone and Bones - radiography
Radionuclide Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A bone scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A very small, safe amount of radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioactive material is so small that it will not harm you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures. Getting ready for the test (what to wear and bring) is outlined. The steps of the test are provided. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call immediately so that another patient can be booked. The French version of this pamphlet 1956, "Scintigraphie osseuse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0425
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0426
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A lung scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your lungs. The pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, how the test is done, and how long it takes. The French version of this pamphlet 1957, "Scintigraphie pulmonaire", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Lungs--Radiography
Radioisotope scanning
Abstract
A lung scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your lungs. The pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, how the test is done, and how long it takes. The French version of this pamphlet 1957, "Scintigraphie pulmonaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0426
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Indium white blood cell scan

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34420
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0427
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An indium white blood cell scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. It is a 2-day test. This pamphlet explains the procedure for the scan, getting ready, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done. The French version of this pamphlet 1958, "Scintigraphie aux globules blancs marqués à l’indium", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiopharmaceuticals - diagnostic use
Diagnostic imaging
Indium
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Indium
Abstract
An indium white blood cell scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. It is a 2-day test. This pamphlet explains the procedure for the scan, getting ready, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done. The French version of this pamphlet 1958, "Scintigraphie aux globules blancs marqués à l’indium", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Indium scan
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0427
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0429
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A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done. The French version of this pamphlet 1959, "Scintigraphie rénale", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases
Nephrology
Subjects (LCSH)
Nephrology
Kidneys--Diseases
Abstract
A kidney scan is done in the Nuclear Medicine Department. A radioactive material (radioisotope) is given. The dosage of the radioisotope is so low that it will not be harmful to you. A gamma camera is used to take pictures of your kidneys. The pamphlets explains how to get ready for the test, what to wear and bring, and how the test is done. The French version of this pamphlet 1959, "Scintigraphie rénale", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging
Pamphlet Number
0429
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Sleep Disorders Laboratory

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Sleep Disorders Laboratory. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0436
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This pamphlet outlines what to expect when you take part in a sleep study. The pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit by briefly describing the study and what to expect before, during, and after your stay.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sleep disorders - diagnosis
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Sleep disorders--Diagnosis
Insomnia
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This pamphlet outlines what to expect when you take part in a sleep study. The pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit by briefly describing the study and what to expect before, during, and after your stay.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Sleep Disorders Lab
Pamphlet Number
0436
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Cardiac catheterization (dye test)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34441
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0718
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This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiology Services
Alternate Title
Dye test
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart Function Tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiac catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about having a cardiac catheterization (dye test) and what to expect after going home. This test shows the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen, and how well your heart muscle and valves are working. This pamphlet describes how the test is done, getting ready for the test, and what will happen on the day of the test. What to expect if the test is done through your groin or wrist is explained. Information on what to expect after the test includes: when you can eat, medications, when you can take off the dressing, when you can have a bath, when you can go home, and when you can drive. What to do if you have bleeding and when to seek medical attention is explained. The French version of this pamphlet 1120, "Cathétérisme Cardiaque (test avec colorant)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiology Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0718
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Corneal transplant surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34449
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0136
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The cornea is the clear front part of your eye. Your eye doctor has recommended a corneal transplant because you are not able to see well through your cornea or it is causing you pain. A donor cornea will be used to replace the damaged or diseased part of your cornea. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
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)
Corneal Transplantation
Corneal diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Cornea--Transplantation
Cornea--Diseases
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The cornea is the clear front part of your eye. Your eye doctor has recommended a corneal transplant because you are not able to see well through your cornea or it is causing you pain. A donor cornea will be used to replace the damaged or diseased part of your cornea. Instructions for after your procedure and care at home are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1718, "Greffe de cornée (kératoplastie)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Your Corneal Transplant Surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0136
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Endoscopic sinus surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0512
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The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medic…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Otolaryngology
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)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopy
Sinusitis--Surgery
Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology
Abstract
The sinuses are cavities (spaces) in the bones of the face and head. They have a lining that makes mucus. They can get inflamed (red and swollen) for many reasons. This can lead to nasal blockage (blocked nose), loss of smell, and sometimes pain. Surgery may be needed if medical treatment does not help the problem. This pamphlet explains what endoscopic sinus surgery is, how to get ready for surgery, what will happen after surgery, and care at home. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology
Pamphlet Number
0512
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Abdominal aneurysm

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0591
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An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk, what it can do to you, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated. The French version of this pamphlet 2079, "Anévrisme de l’aorte abdominale", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Vascular Surgery
Alternate Title
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (3 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Cardiovascular diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Abdominal aneurysm
Abdominal aorta
Abstract
An aneurysm is a blood vessel in an artery that is bigger than normal. When it is located in the main artery of the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aneurysm. This pamphlet explains why an aneurysm happens, who is at risk, what it can do to you, and how an aneurysm is diagnosed and treated. The French version of this pamphlet 2079, "Anévrisme de l’aorte abdominale", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Vascular Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0591
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The Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0611
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This guide is to inform the reader about the services offered by the CF Program and how to access them. The first part of the guide identifies the members of the health care team and their roles. Common tests are explained. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: medications, maintaining equipment, respiratory equipment and supplies, home intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization. Your role, keeping yourself updated, and the importance of research in battling CF is explained. Symptoms that …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cystic Fibrosis
Lung Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Subjects (LCSH)
Cystic fibrosis
Respiratory organs--Diseases
Pancreas--Diseases
Specialty
Physiotherapy
Gastroenterology
Abstract
This guide is to inform the reader about the services offered by the CF Program and how to access them. The first part of the guide identifies the members of the health care team and their roles. Common tests are explained. Other topics covered in the pamphlet are: medications, maintaining equipment, respiratory equipment and supplies, home intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization. Your role, keeping yourself updated, and the importance of research in battling CF is explained. Symptoms that would need to be evaluated by a physician in the Emergency Department are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at the QEII
Pamphlet Number
0611
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How to do a twin bag exchange

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0633
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This pamphlet was prepared to help you in doing your own peritoneal dialysis at home. Illustrations are used to explain how to do a twin bag™ exchange. Information provided in the pamphlet includes how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2214, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Peritoneal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Peritoneal dialysis
Abstract
This pamphlet was prepared to help you in doing your own peritoneal dialysis at home. Illustrations are used to explain how to do a twin bag™ exchange. Information provided in the pamphlet includes how to deal with drain, fill, and mechanical problems. The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2214, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
0633
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