Discharge advice for patients after aortic valvuloplasty

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What happened during this procedure? During the aortic valvuloplasty a balloon has been inflated in your aortic valve to treat your aortic stenosis. The procedure should hopefully ease the symptoms you experience. The artery in your groin was used to gain access to your aortic valve. This has been closed using a closure device . The following advice will help …

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Discharge advice for patients with a pacemaker device box change

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General information.This leaflet gives discharge advice for patients with a pacemaker device box change. Box change for PPM/ICD/CRTD/CRTP. What happens before I go home from hospital?Your device will be checked by a cardiac physiologist immediately and before discharge and they will arrange for you to have a device check approximately six to eight weeks after the procedure date. You will …

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Nurse led Aortopathy Clinic

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Introduction.You have been sent an appointment to attend our Nurse Led Aortopathy Clinic. The word ‘aortopathy’ refers to any disease or problem affecting the aorta, the main artery that carries oxygen rich blood from the left side of the heart to the rest of the body. The clinic is concerned with abnormalities of the ‘thoracic’ aorta, the part of the …

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Nurse led Aortopathy Clinic managing your condition

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What is aortopathy? Aortopathy means a disease of the aorta. It includes a dilated aorta, when the aorta is wider than normal at one or more points and / or a weakened aorta, often due to a genetic condition. Many patients experience no symptoms which is why dilated aortas are often detected during investigations for other problems. Rarely a dilated …

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Post cardiac surgery

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General Information.This leaflet gives advice on preventing wound infections after cardiac surgery. After leaving the hospital, please follow the advice of your healthcare team to prevent infection. Most operations involve making cuts (wounds) in the skin. Most wounds heal without causing problems. A wound can allow bacteria from the skin or environment to get into the body and this can …

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Ultrafiltration

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General Information. What are the ward telephone numbers?The main hospital switchboard is 01273 696955, then ask for extension 64484 or 64033. The direct number to the ward is 01273 664484. Mobile telephones are permitted but should be used very discreetly without disturbing other patients. Please note: patients are not permitted to plug any of their own electrical equipment (such as …

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