Discharge advice for patients following the closure of your PFO, ASD or LAAO

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General information.This leaflet provides discharge advice for patients following the closure of your Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) or Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO). What happened during this procedure? A small hole was made in the vein, in the groin, at the top of the leg. This area will naturally heal itself. How should I care for …

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Discharge advice for patients following coronary angiography with removal of sheath using Clo Sur P.A.D.

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What happened during this procedure? During your coronary angiogram a small hole was made in the artery in the groin, which seals itself after the sheath is removed. A special dressing has been applied to help the wound to seal. How should I care for my wound once I get home? After 24 hours, remove the clear dressing. If the …

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Discharge advice for patients following daycase cardioversion

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What happened during this procedure?You have had a short acting general anaesthetic, and then treatment which aims to get your abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) back to a normal pattern. This has involved sending electric signals to your heart through electrodes placed on the chest. Will it hurt? You may find your skin a little sore for two to three days …

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Discharge advice for patients following a transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)

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What happened during this procedure? A transoesophageal echocardiography, or TOE, takes detailed pictures of your heart from your oesophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), which lies behind your heart. This test is used to get closer and more defined images of the heart as it can detect things that are not as easy to see with …

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Discharge advice for patients with a permanent pacemaker (PPM)

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What will happen before I leave hospital? Your pacemaker will be checked by a cardiac physiologist, who will then arrange for you to have a further pacemaker check approximately six to eight weeks after the implant date. They will give you a pacemaker identification card with the details of your device. Keep this card with you at all times. You …

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