Heart Attack Symptoms & Warning Signs
The Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon provides information regarding heart attack warning signals and cardiac arrest warning signs:
Women and Heart Attack
Are the warning signals of heart attack the same for women? Learn the unique risk factors for women and how to recognize the signs.
The following handouts are available to heart failure patients and their families.
Living Well With Heart Failure
The following videos are available to patients being investigated for or with a diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis and their families.
For more information on Amyloidosis and Tafamidis please see Message From the Heart.
Investigations for cardiac amyloidosis
Understanding the Treatment of Cardiac Amyloidosis diagnosis
Electrophysiology Studies, Ablation and Cardioversion
The following handouts are available for Heart Health patients:
Getting Ready for Your Electrophysiology Procedure
About Electrophysiology - Study of the Heart
Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
Going Home after EP Study and Ablation
Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Catheter Ablation for Supraventricular Tachycardia
AV Node Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Getting Ready for your Loop Procedure
Going Home after your Loop Procedure
Also see the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic webpage for educational videos.
Drug infusion testing
Heart Disease Medications
The Heart & Stroke Foundation website has information on medications available to treat various heart conditions including:
- congestive heart failure
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- irregular heart rhythms
The Living Well with Heart Disease – A Guide for People with Coronary Artery Disease booklet includes information regarding heart medications for patients and their families.
Paying for Your Medications
The following resources provide information on financial options:
Cardiac Rehabilitation and Recovery
The following handouts are available to patients to help with cardiac rehabilitation and recovery.
Heart Surgery and Procedures
The following handouts are available for heart surgery and procedure patients:
Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) Desensitization
Getting Ready for Your Cardiac Catheterization Procedure
Going Home After Cardiac Catheterization Femoral Approach
Going Home After Cardiac Catheterization Radial Approach
Vascular Closure Perclose
Vascular Closure Angio Seal
Going Home After Aortic Valvuloplasty
Going Home After Your Cardiac Biopsy
Coronary Stent Procedures
Cardiac Devices, ICDs and Pacemakers
Getting Ready for Your Cardiac Device Insertion
Going Home After Your Cardiac Device, Pacemaker Implant or Pacemaker Lead Revision
MRI Scan and Implanted Cardiac Devices Patient Information Sheet
MRI Scan and Implanted Cardiac Devices Information for Physicians
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy – A Guide for Patients and Families
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator – A Guide for Patients and Families
Following a Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implant
Your Shock Plan - How to Deal with a Defibrillator Shock or Loss of Consciousness
Radiation Skin Reactions
Learn More: BC Heart and Stroke Recovery Road Booklet
The following handouts relate to heart tests:
Learn more at Heart and Stroke Foundation: Heart Disease - Tests