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Heart Health

Nova Scotia Health offers comprehensive heart health services, aiming to ensure optimal cardiac well-being. 

Our expert cardiology teams across the province offer diagnostics, including EKGs and stress tests, for accurate assessments. We specialize in personalized treatment plans, from lifestyle interventions to advanced interventions like angioplasty and cardiac surgery. Our commitment extends to post-treatment care, emphasizing rehabilitation programs. With a focus on prevention and cutting-edge technologies, we strive to enhance the cardiovascular health of our province, promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle and delivering compassionate, specialized care.

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Clinics, Programs, and Services

Cardiac Surgery

Offered at 1 location

The cardiac surgery division of the Maritime Heart Centre is located in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre on Robie Street in central Halifax. Surgeons that work  at the...

Cardiovascular Clinic

Offered at 4 locations

The cardiovascular clinic (Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital) in South West Health aims to work with people who have experienced stroke, TIA (transient ischemic attack), and myocardial infarction...

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Cardiovascular Risk Factor Clinic

Offered at 2 locations

This program is for people with a history of:

  • Heart attacks or angina
  • Heart surgery (heart transplant, coronary bypass, valve replacement, stenting)
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Stroke

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Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The Adult Congenital heart disease clinic is dedicated to helping those individuals born with a defect in the heart structure.  Adults with congenital heart disease require lifelong surveillance even if...

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Heart Failure Clinic

Offered at 1 location

Provides on-going comprehensive treatment of FCIII-IV heart failure patients and their families including education, medication adjustment and active medical treatment of acute decompensated episodes.
 

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Heart Rhythm Arrhythmia Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The Arrhythmia Clinic is a specialized outpatient cardiac clinic designed for the care of patients with arrhythmia or symptoms that suggest a possible arrhythmia. The clinic is staffed by cardiologists...

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Inherited Heart Disease Clinic

Offered at 1 location

This clinic is for individuals with known or suspected genetic heart conditions. It provides genetic testing and helps individual’s manage their condition. Inherited heart diseases (IHD) can affect more than...

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Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The clinic is dedicated for clients with cardiovascular disease, pre and post surgical consult. This may entail coronary artery, valvular disease, aneurysmal disease and vascular Peripheral Arterial Disease.


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Connective Tissue Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The Maritime Connective Tissue Clinic (CTC) provides diagnostic assessments, care and follow up for a wide range of genetic disorders and hereditary syndromes that stretch or weaken the connective tissue...

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Echocardiogram

Offered at 6 locations

An echocardiogram is a painless and safe test of the heart. It shows the size, shape, movement, and flow of blood through the heart. Soundwaves (ultrasound) are used to get...

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Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 26 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

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General Cardiology Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The purpose of the general cardiology clinic is for family physicians to refer patients for cardiology consult for suspected cardiac symptoms. The cardiology nurse triages the referrals and directs them...

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Hypertension Clinic

Offered at 1 location

We treat, educate and support patients with hypertension and their families. People, ranging in age from very young adults to the elderly, are seen in the clinic from across the...

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Pacemaker Device Lab

Offered at 1 location

The Pacemaker/Device clinic is an outpatient clinic for patients with implanted Cardiac defibrillators, (ICD’s), Pacemakers, and implanted Loop recorders. All devices are assessed for battery longevity, lead wire function, data...

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Tavi Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The Tavi Clinic assesses those individuals referred with a diagnosis of aortic stenosis for suitability to have a Tavi procedure. Tavi is a transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Individuals are assessed...

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Vascular Lab

Offered at 1 location

The non-invasive vascular lab performs studies such as: ankle brachial indices (ABIs), segmental pressures, pulse volume recordings (PVRs), toe pressure indices (TBIs) and diagnostic peripheral ultrasound to detect and quantify...

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Vascular Surgery Clinic

Offered at 3 locations

This clinic provides surgical and non-surgical care for people with vascular disease. This includes people with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD, venous disease and aneurysms).

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Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The clinic is dedicated for clients with cardiovascular disease, pre and post surgical consult. This may entail coronary artery, valvular disease, aneurysmal disease and vascular Peripheral Arterial Disease.


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Women’s Heart Health Clinic

Offered at 1 location

The Maritime Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Clinic (MHC-WHHC) is a specialized outpatient cardiac clinic designed for the assessment and care of female patients with a history of heart disease...

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