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Abdominal vascular surgery: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for and what to expect after having abdominal vascular surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 5/2011
About your ASD/PFO closure: Preparing for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare and what to expect when scheduled for an ASD/PFO closure at University of Washington Medical Center. It defines a PFO (patent foramen ovale) and an ASD (atrial septal defect), and describes the catheter procedure used for treatment. Sections cover getting ready, what to bring to the hospital, and what happens at the hospital and after discharge.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 3/2017
Accelerated graft atherosclerosis: In cardiac transplant patients (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes accelerated graft atherosclerosis in heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Advanced heart failure (HF) CareMap  
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect during their hospital stay when admitted to University of Washington Medical Center with advanced heart failure. It lists goals, caregiver visits, patient teaching, care plans, and dietary restrictions for 4 days. (Cards B, HF)
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2014
After your ASD/PFO closure: Self-care after your procedure  
Abstract: This handout gives care instructions to follow for the first few days after a procedure called an ASD/PFO closure. ASD/PFO is short for atrial septal defect/patent foramen ovale.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 5/2016
After your cardiac electrophysiology ablation: Self-care after your ablation  
Abstract: This handout explains self-care and precautions after having a cardiac electrophysiology ablation, including site care and when to call the doctor.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2016
After your cardiac electrophysiology study: Self-care after your study  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions for patients to follow after having an electrophysiology study. Sections include "If You Had Sedation," "Pain Medicine," "Site Care," and "When to Call."
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2016
After your coronary intervention procedure: steps to a healthy heart   Japanese
Abstract: Discusses ways to improve life after coronary intervention procedure such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), percutaneous transluminal coronary rotational ablation (PTCRA), directional coronary artherectomy (DCA) and intercoronary stent. Includes guidelines for home care, medications, smoking, diet, cholesterol, weight reduction, exercise, and stress management. Includes table of recommended dietary choices.
Author: Cardiac Diagnostic Services/5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 12/2010
After your electrical cardioversion: Self-care at home  
Abstract: This handout gives important self-care instructions for patients to follow at home after having an electrical cardioversion. It includes guidelines on activity limits, safety precautions, bathing, skin care, and eating. It also lists symptoms that require a call to the doctor or 911.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 4/2016
After your cardiac catheterization (transradial approach): Self-care after your test  
Abstract: This handout gives care instructions to follow for the first few days after having a cardiac catheterization using the transradial approach. This type of catheteriziation is done through an artery in the patient's wrist.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 5/2016
After your implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) generator change: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout provides information that will be helpful after having an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) generator change. It includes wound care, activity restrictions, and special long-term precautions.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2014
After your cardiac catheterization: Self-care after your test  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions for patients to follow after having a left heart catheterization procedure. Topics include activity, pain management, site care, follow-up care, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2016
After your pacemaker generator change: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout provides information that will be helpful after having a pacemaker generator change. It includes wound care, activity restrictions, and special long-term precautions.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2014
After your right heart catheterization (internal jugular vein approach): Self-care  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions for patients to follow after having a right heart catheterization. Topics include activity, pain management, site care, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2016
After your X-rays in the EP lab: Self-care at home  
Abstract: This handout gives information about self-care after having X-rays and lists rare side effects that require a call to the doctor.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 10/2011
Carotid angiogram: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a carotid angiogram, a test that studies the inside of the carotid arteries. Included are how the exam works, how it is performed, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 5/2017
Renal angiogram: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains a renal angiogram, which is done for patients with elevated blood pressure or impaired kidney function, thought to be caused by a blockage of the arteries connected to the kidneys. Included are how the procedure works, how to prepare, what to expect, and possible risks.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2017
Anti-platelet medicines: Clopidogrel and prasugrel  
Abstract: This handout explains why clopidogrel and prasugrel may be prescribed after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this procedure, a stent is placed in a blood vessel in the heart to keep it open and improve blood flow. The handout includes instructions on dosage, precautions, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 9/2011
Aortic stenosis: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment  
Abstract: This handout describes aortic stenosis, a form of heart valve disease that affects the aortic valve. It also explains signs and symptoms, the tests that are used to diagnose the disease, and what the treatment options are.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
Aortic valve replacement  
Abstract: Explains the five aortic valve replacement options -- mechanical valve, stented tissues valve, stentless tissue valve, aortic human tissue valve, (homograft) and the Ross procedure.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 2/2001
At home after your TAVR: Self-care and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect after having a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at University of Washington Medical Center. TAVR is used to treat aortic stenosis. The handout includes instructions for self-care at home, such as fluid management, pain management, incision care, exercising safely, emotional issues, symptoms to watch for, and more.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
At home after your TMVr with the MitraClip: Self-care and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect after your transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip and how to care for yourself at home.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
Atrial fibrillation: An overview  
Abstract: This handout describes atrial fibrillation. Included are symptoms, causes, risk factors, self-care, and treatments.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 4/2014
Azathioprine: Immunosuppressive medicine (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains the medicine azathioprine, prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Before your coronary diagnostic or interventional procedure: Preparing your groin area  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare the groin area for patients who are scheduled for a procedure in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 12/2014
Blood pressure management and your pregnancy  
Abstract: This booklet explains how blood pressure is checked during pregnancy, and what preeclampsia is, including risk factors, treatments, and what can be done to lower risk. It also details how the baby's well-being is checked and how blood pressure is managed during labor and delivery, and after childbirth.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2006
Brachytherapy and drug-coated balloon therapy: Treatments for in-stent restinosis  
Abstract: This handout explains brachytherapy and drug-coated balloon therapy. It includes how doctors diagnose and evaluate in-stent restinosis at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 5/2017
Bypass surgery: Treatment for peripheral arterial disease  
Abstract: This handout explains the types of bypass surgery that may be done to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD), including care after surgery, foot care, and symptoms to watch for.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2011
Cardiac biopsy: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout for heart transplant recipients explains how to prepare and what to expect from a cardiac biopsy at University of Washington Medical Center. A cardiac biopsy is a test to diagnose rejection of a transplanted heart.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 4/2013
Cardiac catheterization lab procedures  
Abstract: This handout explains the cardiac catheterization procedure and interventions that may be done as a result, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), stents, directional coronary atherectomy, and percutanious trasluminal rotational atherectomy (PTRA).
Author: Cardiology/5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 10/2013
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic: At the Center on Human Development and Disability  
Abstract: This brochure describes the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic and how the clinic can help children with congenital heart disease. The clinic is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington.
Author: Center on Human Development and Disability
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2017
Cardiac nuclear medicine exam: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout describes cardiac nuclear medicine exam, which is done to study the structure and function of the heart. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how it works, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Cardiac rehabilitation: The next step in your heart recovery  
Abstract: This handout gives information for the patient beginning a cardiac rehabilitation program. It includes benefits, how to get started, how the program works, and a list of cardiac rehab programs in western Washington state.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 6/2013
Cardiac rejection: Recognizing and treating rejection (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes the process of rejection -- when the immune system attacks the transplanted heart.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Cardio-pulmonary exercise test: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes a cardio-pulmonary test and explains how to prepare for it. This test is done to assess how well your heart and lungs work when you exercise.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 9/2017
Caring for your implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)  
Abstract: This brochure covers instructions for patients who have received a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), including guidelines to follow during recovery, activity restrictions, special long-term precautions, when to call the doctor, and when to call 9-1-1.
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 7/2014
Caring for your internal loop recorder (ILR): What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout provides information for patients who have just received an implanted internal loop recorder (ILR) to monitor their heart function. It covers wound care, special travel precautions, and what to do if having an MRI or other medical procedure that erases the memory of the ILR.
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 7/2012
Caring for your pacemaker: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout provides information for patients that is useful right after their pacemaker is put in place, and later, as their life returns to normal. Included are sections on wound care, activity restrictions, follow-up appointments, special long-term precautions (travel, magnetic fields, use of cell phones and other electronic devices, dental work, etc.), and contact information for four pacemaker manufacturers.
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 7/2014
Carotid endarterectomy: what to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
Abstract: This brochure outlines what to expect, how to prepare, and how to plan for recovery from carotid endarterectomy surgery at UWMC.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 5/2011
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: About radiofrequency and cryo-balloon ablation  
Abstract: This handout describes 2 ablation procedures: radiofrequency and cryo-balloon ablation. These procedures are done to treat atrial fibrillation if other treatments are not working well.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2014
Cholesterol: general information about cholesterol test results and tips on diet and exercise  
Abstract: Explains what cholesterol is and discusses its role in heart disease and stroke. Describes how to reduce body cholesterol with exercise, diet and taking prescribed medication. Provides charts to help interpret low-density lipids (LDL), high-density lipids (HDL), and total cholesterol levels.
Author: General Internal Medicine Center (GIMC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 8/2004
Chronic total occlusion (CTO): Causes, symptoms, and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains chronic total occlusion (CTO) of a coronary artery. It includes how CTO is diagnosed and evaluated, and treatment options at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 5/2017
Clinic procedures: After your heart transplant (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual explains clinical procedures, follow-up care, and diagnostic tests after heart transplant.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): Treatment for blocked heart arteries  
Abstract: This handout explains complex percutaneous intervention (PCI) treatment of a heart artery. It includes how complex coronary disease is diagnosed and evaluated, and treatment options at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 5/2017
Compression stockings: What they are for and how to find the right ones for you  
Abstract: This handout explains what compression stockings are, how they work, and the different "strengths" that are available. It includes a list of local and online resources for buying compression stockings.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2016
Congenital heart conditions: A notebook for patients  
Abstract: This document is the complete "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. Individual sections are also available by title: Regional Heart Center, Internet Resources, Lower Your Risk for Endocarditis, Diagnostic Tests, Family Planning, How to Read a Prescription Label and Order Refills, How to Take Your Blood Pressure, How to Take Care of Your Skin and Nails, How to Take Care of Your Teeth, and When to Call, for Patients Taking Warfarin (Coumadin).
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
CT angiography: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains CT angiography, which is done to check blood flow all over the body. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Coronary computed tomography angiogram (coronary CTA): How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes a coronary CTA, also called CT coronary angiography, that studies the inside of tiny heart vessels. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what is felt during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Cyclosporine: Immunosuppressive medicine (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains the medicine cyclosporine, prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Day of your TAVR: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes what to expect on the day of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at University of Washington Medical Center. TAVR is used to treat aortic stenosis. Sections in the handout include "At the Hospital," "About Your Procedure," "After Your TAVR," and "Your Health Care Team."
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
Diagnostic tests: For patients at the Regional Heart Center  
Abstract: This handout is section 4 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It contains basic information about these diagnostic tests done at UWMC: electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, Holter monitor, event monitor, stress testing, pulmonary diagnostics, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac catheterization, and electrophysiology (EP) study.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Dobutamine stress echocardiogram  
Abstract: This booklet explains the dobutamine stress echocardiogram ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to get to the hospital, how to prepare, what happens during the exam, key instructions and answers common questions.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Electrophysiology  
Abstract: This booklet explains arrhythmias, an irregular rhythm or timing problem with the heart's electrical system. It also covers electrophysiology studies and treatment options.
Author: Cardiology/5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 1/2004
Endovascular procedures: Treatment fo peripheral arterial disease  
Abstract: This handout explains endovascular procedures that may be done to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Included are possible risks, care after the procedure, symptoms to watch for, and foot care.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2011
Exercise after heart surgery: What you need to know to live a healthy, active lifestyle  
Abstract: This handout explains sternal precautions, to be followed after heart surgery. Included is guidance for recovery after surgery, how to add or keep exercise in the lifestyle, exercise goals, and paying attention to the body's signals and symptoms.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2012
Exercise after lung surgery with sternal incision: To halp you live a healthy, active life  
Abstract: This handout helps guide recovery after lung surgery with sternal incision. It includes precautions, exercise goals, and how to listen to what your body needs.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2012
Family guide to ECLS: Extracorporeal life support  
Abstract: This handout for families or patients at University of Washington Medical Center explains extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a short-term form of life support treatment. It gives indepth descriptions of how ECLS works and includes illustrations. Sections cover risks, how the therapy is started, other bedside care given, visiting guidelines, and more.
Author: 5SE (ICU/Critical Care Unit)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 1/2016
Family planning: For congenital heart disease patients  
Abstract: This handout is section 5 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It briefly explains factors to consider for women with congenital heart disease who may want to have children.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
General health guidelines: Returning to a normal, active lifestyle (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual provides tips for returning to a normal, active lifestyle.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Heart disease  
Abstract: This detailed booklet explains the structure and function of the heart, cardiac disease risk factors and tips for lowering or eliminating them, and many other aspects of heart disease.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
Revised Date: 6/2008
Heart failure daily weight log   Arabic
Abstract: This weight log provides instructions and a form for patients to keep track of their daily weight, blood pressure, and other symptoms.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Heart screening: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains heart screening appointments at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 12/2015
Heart surgery pain CareMap: Sources and solutions  
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows the sources and causes of pain a patient may expect during their hospital stay after having heart surgery. It includes solutions that may be used to control pain, and lists functional goals after surgery and at home.
Author: 5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 6/2016
Heart surgery: Your follow-up care   Japanese
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up instructions for patients who have had heart surgery at UW Medical Center in Seattle, WA. It tells about how to schedule a follow-up visit and signs and symptoms that require a call to the cardiac surgeon.
Author: Cardiac Diagnostic Services/5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 9/2017
Heart transplant and social work services: Orientation class at UWMC (Powerpoint slides)  
Abstract: This handout is a print-out of the slides used in an orientation class for prospective heart transplant recipients at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives basic information about the how social work services can help the patient and family. Sections of the slideshow include: Role of Your Social Worker, Role of Your Caregiver, and Support Required After Your Transplant.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Heart transplant CareMap  
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a heart transplant may expect before, during, and after their hospital stay for transplant surgery.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 2/2015
Heart transplant manual: Having a heart transplant at University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This document is the cover, table of contents, and introduction to UWMC's Heart Transplant Manual. Individual chapters listed in the table of contents are available as stand-alone titles on Health Online.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Heart transplant: Orientation class at UWMC (Powerpoint slides)  
Abstract: This handout is a print-out of the slides used in an orientation class for prospective heart transplant recipients at University of Washington Medical Center. Sections of the slideshow include: Your Transplant Evaluation, Transplant Listing, Heart Transplant Surgery, Recovery After Surgery, Rejection, and Self-Care Tips.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Heart-healthy guidelines  
Abstract: This handout reviews the guidelines for living a heart-healthy lifestyle, as provided by the American Heart Association. Included are tips on diet, exercise, emphasizing "good" fats, and limiting sodium and sugar intake.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 2/2012
How to find Cardiac Procedures: Starting from Admitting on the 3rd floor  
Abstract: This handout provides maps to guide patients and their families from Admitting on the 3rd floor of University of Washington Medical Center to the Cardiac Procedures department on the 2nd floor. It also includes instructions for family and friends about what to do while waiting for a procedure to be completed.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2017
How to prepare for your cardiac catheterization lab procedure: Catheterization and angiogram  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a cardiac catheterization lab procedure for patients at University of Washington Medical Center. Planned procedures include a left heart catheterization and angiogram, and a left and right heart catheterization and angiogram.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 12/2016
How to take your blood pressure  
Abstract: This handout is section 7 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. Useful for all patients, it gives step-by-step instructions on how and when to take one's own blood pressure, as well as how to record the reading.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Immune system: How your immune system works (Heart Transplant Manual, chapter 1)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes the immune system. It explains the four phases of immune response, and why immunosuppression is needed by heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Important phone numbers: For heart transplant patients and caregivers (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This handout gives important phone numbers at UWMC for heart transplant patients and their caregivers. It includes a brief list of other helpful resources.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Infections: Common infections in transplant patients (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes the infections that are common in transplant patients. Included are viral, herpes simplex (HSV), varicella zoster, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, fungal, protozoan, and other common infections such as cold and flu.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Inpatient bridging for patients on warfarin: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout for patients taking warfarin explains "bridging." This term refers to giving you a different blood-thinning medicine in the hospital when your warfarin therapy must be stopped.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 12/2016
Intermittent claudication: Causes, symptoms, and treatments of leg pain  
Abstract: This handout explains intermittent claudication, a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or atherosclerosis in the arteries that carry blood to the legs. Included is information about causes, symptoms, treatment, and how walking and eating a healthy diet can improve the condition.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Internet resources: for congenital heart patients  
Abstract: This handout is section 2 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It contains a listing of Web sites that may be helpful for heart patients and their loved ones. Headings include Heart Condition Resources, Special Needs State Heart Resources, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Resources, Career Counseling Resources, Financial Aid Resources, and Scholarship Resources.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Liver testing: For patients with Fontan circulation  
Abstract: This handout explains why patients who had a Fontan procedure should be checked for liver damage.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Living with heart failure   Arabic
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines for patients who are going home after being in the hospital for heart failure. Sections cover daily weighing, when to call the doctor, how to handle medicines, activity and diet restrictions, follow-up visits, and heart disease support group information.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2012
Lower extremity arterial disease: What you should know  
Abstract: This 14-page handout explains lower extremity arterial disease and its treatments. Included is information about arterial circulation, how the disease affects arteries in the legs, risk factors for developing arterial problems, diagnostic tests; control, prevention and treatment options; surgery, and self-care after discharge from the hospital.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 5/2011
Lower your risk of endocarditis: For congenital heart patients  
Abstract: This handout is section 3 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It explains endocarditis -- what it is, how it occurs, its symptoms, and ways to prevent it.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Managing pain after heart surgery: What to expect and self-care  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect after heart surgery, and how to work with your healthcare team to manage your pain.
Author: 5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 10/2016
Managing pain: After your thoracic surgery  
Abstract: This handout explains common causes of pain after thoracic surgery. It also describes the different treatments that may be prescribed to manage the pain. Possible side effects are included.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2011
Medicines: For heart transplant patients (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains medicines prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Mitral regurgitation: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment  
Abstract: This handout describes mitral regurgitation, a disease of the mitral valve in the heart. It explains how this disease is diagnosed and evaluated, the treatment options, and how your doctor will decide what treatment is best for you.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
MR angiography (MRA): How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), an exam done to detect, diagnose, and to help treat heart disorders, stroke, and blood vessel diseases. It inncludes how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2015
MRI cardiac scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI scan of the heart, used to take detailed pictures of the cardiac vessels and tissues. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare , what to expect during the scan, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2015
My goals for discharge from the hospital   Arabic
Abstract: This one-page guide provides visual support for patients in the hospital for heart conditions. It includes places to fill in "My Health Today," "Today's Goals," and "My Questions for the Team." It also supplies a "Discharge Checklist" so that patients clearly understand what they need to know and do before they can be discharged from the hospital.
Author: 5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 8/2012
Mycophenelate: Immunosuppressive medicine (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains the medicine mycophenelate, prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Nutrition for a healthy heart recovery: A guide to eating after cardiac surgery  
Abstract: This handout details some of the common eating-related responses to coronary artery bypass or valve surgery. It offers suggestions for dealing with loss of appetite, combating constipation, and eating right to help the body heal and fight infection.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2010
Nutrition: After your heart transplant (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual provides guidelines for nutrition after heart transplant.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Obstetrical Hypertension Consult Program: University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout describes the Obstetrical Hypertension Consult Clinic, the care team and cardiac output measurements. Preeclampsia, from risk factors to prevention to medications used for treatment, is discussed. And, the booklet details related infant care and baby's well being during pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and after the baby is born.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 2/2013
Occupational therapy after cardiac surgery: Helping you move safely  
Abstract: This handout explains what occupational therapy is and why it is important after cardiac surgery. Included are important precautions to follow and what to expect during therapy sessions.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Outpatient bridging for patients on warfarin: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout for patients taking warfarin explains "bridging." This term refers to giving you injections of a different blood-thinning medicine when your warfarin therapy must be stopped.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 12/2016
Pelvic congestion syndrome: Helpful information  
Abstract: This handout explains pelvic congestion syndrome, which causes ongoing pain in the lower abdomen. It lists symptoms and describes two types of treatment: coil embolization and foam sclerotherapy.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2015
Pelvic congestion syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains pelvic congestion syndrome, a chronic (long-term) ache or pain in the lower abdomen and groin. It is caused by enlarged veins in the pelvic area. Ultrasound and venography may be used to help diagnose this condition. It is often treated with embolization, a non-surgical treatment that closes off abnormal veins.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 6/2012
Percutaneous mitral valve replacement (MitraClip) procedure CareMap  
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect during their hospital stay when admitted to University of Washington Medical Center for a percutaneous mitral valve replacement procedure. It lists goals, patient teaching, activity and diet restrictions, and the expected care plan for 3 days.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2014
Peripheral arterial disease  
Abstract: This handout explains peripheral arterial disease (PAD), its symptoms, the tests done to confirm a diagnosis, and lifestyle changes that can help.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2007
Cardiac PET scan for cardiac sarcoidosis: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout gives special instructions for patients who are having a PET/CT scan for cardiac sarcoidosis. Included are suggested foods to eat the day before, what to expect on the day of the scan, how to find the Nuclear Medicine Clinic, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2017
Phase I cardiac rehab: Transfemoral approach: Activity precautinos and exercise program  
Abstract: This handout explains the activity precautions and exercise program you need to follow as you recover from your transcatheter heart procedure using a transfemoral approach.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 6/2017
Physical therapy after cardiac surgery: Helping you regain your mobility  
Abstract: This handout explains why exercise is important after cardiac surgery. Included are important precautions to follow, what to expect during physical therapy sessions in the hospital, and goals for an exercise program at home after surgery.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Physical therapy: After your heart transplant (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes physical therapy for heart transplant patients after their surgery.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Prednisone: Immunosuppressive medicine (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains the medicine prednisone, prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Preparing for your TAVR: Planning ahead  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a transacatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) when the surgery is done at University of Washington Medical Center. TAVR is used to treat aortic stenosis. The handout contains a sample calendar for keeping track of appointments. Sections include planning for the return home and what to do 2 weeks, 1 week, 2 days, and 24 hours before the surgery.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
Preparing for your TMVr with the MitraClip: Planning ahead  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for your transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip. It includes a checklist to keep track of everything you need to do before your procedure day, and a CareMap to let you know what to expect during your hospital stay.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
Preventing blood clots: While you are in the hospital  
Abstract: This handout explains what your healthcare providers at University of Washington Medical Center will do to keep you from getting a blood clot while you are in the hospital. It describes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and explains blood-thinning medicines (anticoagulants), sequential compression devices (SCDs), and the importance of walking and exercise.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2017
Regional Heart Center: At University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout is section 1 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It contains brief information on what to expect from care at UWMC, dealing with insurance questions, parking, and local housing. It includes a listing of the health care providers who are part of UWMC's Adult Congenital Heart Program, as well as important phone numbers.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Self-care after radiofrequency ablation: What to do at home  
Abstract: This handout explains self-care after having radiofrequency ablation. This procedure cauterizes (burns) small areas of the heart to help correct heart arrhythmias.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2014
Social work services: For cardiac transplant patients (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes social work services for heart transplant patients. Topics such as the role of the social worker, coping after transplant, returning to a normal lifestyle, and writing to donor families are covered.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Stroke discharge education: For patients who have had a stroke or are at risk  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a stroke, a stroke-related condition, or are at risk for stroke. It can help answer some of the most common questions about stroke diagnosis, personal stroke risk factors, a treatment plan to prevent future strokes, and recommendations for follow-up visits for care and rehabilitation.
Author: 4NE (Neuro-Neurosurg, Otolaryngology, General Surg)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 11/2012
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and ablation: Treating your abnormal heart rhythm  
Abstract: This handout describes a type of abnormal heart rhythm called supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). It explains how SVT is diagnosed and treated, and includes details of what occurs during catheter ablation to treat SVT.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 6/2014
Tacrolimus: Immunosuppressive medicine (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains the medicine tacrolimus, prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
TMVr with the MitraClip: Consults and tests: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout lists the consults and tests that are most often done when preparing for transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
TMVr with the MitraClip: What to expect: Before and after your procedure at UWMC  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when scheduled for a transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): Treatment for aortic stenosis  
Abstract: This handout explains a type of heart surgery called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). It includes detailed illustrations of the man-made valve used in the surgery. Sections include benefits, risks, and types of TAVR that may be used.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip: Treatment for mitral regurgitation  
Abstract: This handout explains why your doctor may advise you to have transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip to treat mitral regurgitation. It includes the benefits and risks of TMVr, and what to expect during TMVr at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
Transesophageal echocardiogram  
Abstract: This booklet explains the transesophageal echocardiogram (echo) ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to get to the hospital, how to prepare, what happens during the exam, key instructions and gives answers to common questions.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Transplant medicine: Orientation class at UWMC (Powerpoint slides)  
Abstract: This handout is a print-out of the slides used in an orientation class for prospective heart transplant recipients at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives basic information about the medicines needed after receiving a heart transplant, and discusses insurance options for paying for the drugs. Sections of the slideshow include: Pre-Transplant Planning, In the Hospital, When You Leave the Hospital, Immunosuppressive Medicines, Other Prescription Medicines, Non-Prescription Medicines, and For Your Follow-up Clinic Visits.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Transthoracic echocardiogram  
Abstract: This handout explains transthoracic echocardiogram, an ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to prepare for the exam, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2017
Treadmill stress echocardiogram  
Abstract: This booklet explains the treadmill stress echocardiogram ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to get to the hospital, how to prepare, what happens during the exam, key instructions and gives answers to common questions.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Treatment with apixaban: Eliquis  
Abstract: This handout explains the medicine apixaban, a drug that helps prevent blood clots. Sections include: Why am I taking apixaban? How does it work? How much should I take? What if I miss a dose? What are the side effects? Does apixaban affect other medicines? and more.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 10/2013
Using your remote device: What to do  
Abstract: This handout explains how to use a remote device provided for patients at the UW Device Clinic. University of Washington Medical Center. It includes follow-up information and contact numbers to call with questions.
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Valganciclovir: Anti-viral medicine (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This appendix to the Heart Transplant Manual explains the anti-viral medicine valganciclovir, prescribed for heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Varicose vein surgery: What to expect and how to prepare for your operation  
Abstract: This brochure explains what to expect from and how to prepare for varicose vein surgery. Instructions for care after surgery and when to call the doctor or nurse are given.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2009
Vascular malformations: What they are and how they are treated  
Abstract: This handout explains vascular malformations, which are abnormal blood vessels. These occur when blood vessels do not form normally before birth. The handout includes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Vascular ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes vascular ultrasound exams, used to detect problems with blood flow. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is performed, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2005
Wearing a 24-hour blood pressure monitor  
Abstract: This handout explains what to do on the day of your visit to obtain a 24-hour blood pressure cuff. It also provides instructions for using the cuff and tips that may help during the 24-hour period that you wear the cuff.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 5/2015
Wearing compression stockings  
Abstract: This handout explains the need for compression stockings, specifically for patients who are at risk for developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Included are instructions on where to buy the stockings, how to put them on, how long to wear them, and helpful hints about their use and care.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2010
When to call the cardiac transplant team (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual explains symptoms to watch for and when to call the cardiac transplant team or 9-1-1.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
When to call: For patients taking warfarin (Coumadin)  
Abstract: This handout is section 10 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It tells patients who are taking warfarin (Coumadin), a blood-thinning medicine, when to call the Anticoagulation Clinic.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Women and heart disease  
Abstract: This handout explains heart disease in women, outlines its causes, and offers tips to reduce risk factors. Resources are offered for risk assessment, exercise, diet, nutrition and heart-healthy eating.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2003
Your atrial fibrillation catheter ablation: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare when having catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes what to do before coming to the hospital, and what to expect during your hospital stay, recovery time, and follow-up care.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 4/2014
Your cardiac transplant team: At University of Washington Medical Center (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This section of UWMC's Heart Transplant Manual describes the different members of the cardiac transplant team.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Your follow-up appointments after your atrial fibrillation ablation  
Abstract: This handout provides a format for clinicians to fill in specific dates and times for follow-up appointments after an atrial fibrillation ablation.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Your follow-up appointments after your implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) generator change  
Abstract: This handout provides a format for clinicians to fill in specific dates and times for follow-up appointments after having an ICD generator change.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2016
Your follow-up appointments after your pacemaker generator change  
Abstract: This handout provides a format for clinicians to fill in specific dates and times for follow-up appointments after having a pacemaker generator change.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2016
Your follow-up appointments for your implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)  
Abstract: This 1-page handout provides information for people who had their implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) placed at the Regional Heart Center at UWMC. It includes important phone numbers, and blank spaces to fill in dates and times of follow-up appointments.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2016
Your follow-up appointments for your internal loop recorder (ILR)  
Abstract: This 1-page handout provides information for people who had their internal loop recorder (ILR) placed at the Regional Heart Center at UWMC. It includes important phone numbers, and blank spaces to fill in the date and time of the follow-up appointment.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2012
Your follow-up appointments for your pacemaker  
Abstract: This 1-page handout provides information for people who had their pacemaker placed at the Regional Heart Center at UWMC. It includes important phone numbers, and blank spaces to fill in dates and times of follow-up appointments.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2016
Your follow-up appointments for your subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)  
Abstract: This 1-page handout provides information for people who had their subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) placed at the Regional Heart Center at UWMC. It includes important phone numbers, and blank spaces to fill in dates and times of follow-up appointments.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2016
Your guide to cardiac surgery: Coronary artery bypass surgery and heart valve replacement  
Abstract: This highly detailed booklet covers the procedures and risks for coronary artery bypass surgery and heart valve surgery. Preparation and recovery issues are explained. A glossary and CareMap are provided.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2009
Your Heimlich valve: Caring for your chest tube at home  
Abstract: This handout describes how to care for a Heimlich valve at home and how to check that the valve is working correctly. Also includes instructions on how to check the incision for signs of infection, when to change the dressing, and other follow-up care.
Author: 5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2009
Your hospital stay after your TAVR: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect during the hospital stay after having a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at University of Washington Medical Center. TAVR is used to treat aortic stenosis. The handout includes what happens right after surgery, what to expect while in the intensive care unit and during the first 48 hours, activity precautions, and getting ready to go home.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2014
Your hospital stay for TMVr with the MitraClip: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes what to expect during your hospital stay for transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) with the MitraClip at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
Your notes: For cardiac transplant patients (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This handout provides lined pages for heart transplant patients to take notes related to their transplant process, or to write down their questions that they want to remember to ask the transplant team.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Your subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD): What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout explains wound care, activity restrictions, when to call for help, and special long-term precautions for people who have received a subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).
Author: Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab/Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 10/2012

 
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