Discharge advice for patients after Mitral Clip PASCAL

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What happened during this procedure?During this procedure, doctors access the mitral valve with a thin tube called a catheter that is guided through a vein in your leg to reach your heart. A small implanted clip (sometimes more than one) is attached to your mitral valve to help it close effectively. The following advice will help you care for your …

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Discharge advice for patients with a Micra leadless pacemaker

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What happened during this procedure?An incision was made in the vein at the top of the leg so that a catheter could be inserted. The catheter system then positioned the Micra into the right ventricle of the heart. The Micra was placed against the heart wall and secured. The doctor tested the Micra to ensure it was working properly and …

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Discharge advice for patients with subcutaneous cardiac defibrillator (S ICD)

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What will happen before I leave hospital?Your Subcutaneous Cardiac Defibrillator (S-ICD) will be checked by a cardiac physiologist, who will then arrange for you to have the device checked again approximately six to eight weeks after the implant date. They will give you a S-ICD identification card with the details of your device. Keep this card with you at all …

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Advice for patients requiring an intra aortic balloon pump

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What is an Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)?An IABP is a mechanical circulatory device designed to improve heart function so it can pump blood around your body more effectively. The machine is attached to you by a thin catheter inserted through a blood vessel in your groin. This catheter is then fed into your heart and has a balloon at …

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Discharge advice for patients with implantable cardiac monitor (ICM)

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What will happen before I leave hospital? A cardiac physiologist will explain how to activate your monitor and how to set up remote monitoring when the ICM is put in. They will tell you when it is appropriate to send a recording from home (all appointments are performed remotely). They will give you an information sheet with this information included. …

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Discharge advice for patients following transradial coronary angiography

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General informationThis leaflet provides discharge advice for patients following Transradial Coronary Angiography Angiogram (radial) What happened during this procedure? During your coronary angiogram, a small hole was made in the artery going to the arm, which heals itself after the catheter is taken out. How should I care for my wound at home? Rest your arm on the day of …

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Discharge advice for patients following coronary angioplasty femoral approach

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General Information.This leaflet provides discharge advice for patients following coronary angioplasty: femoral approach. What happened during this procedure? A small hole was made in the artery in the groin going down to the leg, which seals itself after the catheter is taken out. An Angio Seal may have been used to close the puncture site. If you have an Angio …

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