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Family Guide to Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) [English] Permalink Public

Basic information guide to intra aortic balloon pump therapy in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care unit (CSICU). An intra-aortic balloon pump is a machine that helps support a person’s heart to pump when the heart is weak or not working properly. (English) Colour

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265535
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While Waiting for Your Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Permalink Public

This is a quick guide on what to expect when having this procedure at Royal Columbian Hospital. To learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your TAVI, see “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation – What to Expect” (266782). (English) Black & White

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267166
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Cardiac Glycoside (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

In patients with irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation, digoxin is used as a “rate control” agent, which prevents the heart from beating too fast. Although it does not make the heart beat at a regular pace, it may help reduce symptoms patients experience with irregular heartbeats. In heart failure, digoxin helps the heart pump more effectively, so that blood, oxygen and nutrients can be transported around the body. Why should I take this medication? How does digoxin work? What should I expect? How do I take digoxin? What should I watch for? Other helpful points. (English) Colour

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Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers - Amlodipine (Norvasc), Felodipine (Renedil, Plendil), Nifedipine (Adalat XL) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Amlodipine (Norvasc®), Felodipine (Renedil®, Plendil®), Nifedipine (Adalat XL®) Calcium Channel Blocker are used to prevent angina symptoms (chest pain) and to treat high blood pressure (English) Colour

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262763
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Diuretics - Furosemide (Lasix), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn), Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril), Chlorthalidone (Hygroton), Indapamide (Lozide) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Furosemide (Lasix®), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn®), Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril®), Chlorthalidone (Hygroton®), Indapamide (Lozide®) Diuretics get rid of excess fluid, improve symptoms of heart failure & treat high blood pressure. If you have heart failure, your heart may not pump blood around the body as well as it normally would. This may lead to accumulation of fluid in the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and tissues (causing swelling of legs, hands, and belly). Diuretics (“water pills”) prevent this accumulation of fluid by increasing the amount of salt and water your kidneys remove. Some diuretics are also used to treat high blood pressure. Why should I take this medication? How do diuretics work? What should I expect? How do I take diuretics? What should I watch for? Other helpful points. (English) Colour

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