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Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Patient Education Resources

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Atrial Septal Defect
Coarctation of the Aorta
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Foramen Ovale
Tetralogy of Fallot


AL Amyloidosis
ATTR Amyloidosis


Anatomy of the Esophagus
Anatomy of the Heart
Aorta Anatomy (Color) - 6pgs
Your Coronary Arteries
Your Heart and Blood Vessels
Your Heart Valves

Aorta Disease

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Coarctation of the Aorta
Valve-Sparing Surgery

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise

Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Rehabilitation Program List

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Duplex Vascular Ultrasound
Carotid Stent Discharge Instructions
Carotid Stenting
Cervical Artery Dissection

Cath Lab

Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions
Cath and EP Prep Video URL
Cath Prep Instructions
Cardiac Catheterization
Fluoroscopic Procedures
How to Prepare for Cath
Post-Procedure Instructions
Right Heart Catheterization

Other Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiac Tumors
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia

Diagnostic, Stress and Nuclear Tests

Cardiac MRI Adensoine Stress Test
Dobutamine Stress Echo Test
Easy to Understand Echocardiogram
Easy to Understand Exercise Stress Test
Echocardiogram Test
Exercise Stress Echo Test
Exercise Stress Test for Cardiac Rehab
Exercise Stress Test
Metabolic Stress Test
Nuclear Exercise Stress Test
PET Study
Pharmacological Nuclear Stress Test
Stress Test Caffeine Guidelines
TEE Discharge Instructions
Transesophageal Echo

Easy to Understand Health Info

English - Medication Tips
English - Aortic Dissection
English - Atrial Fibrillation
English - BAVD
English - Blood Pressure (PDF)
English - Echocardiogram (PDF)
English - Exercise Stress Test (PDF)
English - Heart Attack and Stroke
English - Heart Failure Checks (PDF)
English - Mediterranean Diet (PDF)
English - Treatment for Valve Disease
English - What is Valve Disease
Russian - Medication Tips (PDF)
Russian - Atrial Fibrillation (PDF)
Russian - BAVD (PDF)
Russian - Blood Pressure (PDF)
Russian - Echocardiogram (PDF)
Russian - Exercise Stress Test (PDF)
Russian - Heart Attack and Stroke (PDF)
Russian - HF Daily Checks (PDF)
Russian - Mediterranean Diet (PDF)
Russian - Treatment for Valve Disease (PDF)
Russian - Valve Disease (PDF)
Spanish - Medication Tips (PDF)
Spanish - Atrial Fibrillation (PDF)
Spanish - BAVD (PDF)
Spanish - Blood Pressure (PDF)
Spanish - Echocardiogram (PDF)
Spanish - Exercise Stress Test (PDF)
Spanish - Heart Attack and Stroke (PDF)
Spanish - HF Zones (PDF)
Spanish - Mediterranean Diet (PDF)
Spanish - Treatment for Valve Disease (PDF)
Spanish - Valve Disease (PDF)


Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Atrial Fibrillation Illustration
Atrial Fibrillation
AV Nodal Re-Entrant Tachycardia
Blood Volume Testing
Cardiac Event Recorder Instructions
Cardiac Resynch Therapy
Cardioversion Patient Instructions
Cath and EP Procedure Prep Video URL
Catheter Ablation
Catheter Ablation Discharge Instructions
CIED Patient Responsibilities
Coping with Arrhythmias
Counter-Pressure Techniques
CRT Discharge Instructions
Device Change
Electrical System of the Heart
Emotions and Arrhythmias
EP Lab Patient Instructions
EP Study
Equipment Acknowledgement Form (PDF)
Heart Block
Heart Palpitations
Hemodynamic Testing
Holter Monitor Instructions
Homegoing Instructions After Pacemaker or ICD Change
Hospital Admission for Antiarrhythmic Medication
ICD Discharge Instructions (PDF)
ICD Procedure
Implanted Loop Recorder
INR Record Before PVAI (PDF)
Lead Extractions
Leadless Pacemaker
Left Atrial Appendage Closure
Loop Recorder Instructions (PDF)
Medication Record Center for AFib (PDF)
Neurogenic Resources
Pacemaker Discharge Instructions (PDF)
Patient Diary for Cardiac Monitoring (PDF)
Discharge Instructions After the PVAI Procedure
PVAI Pre-Procedure Instructions
Remote Device Monitoring
Sudden Cardiac Death
Surgical Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
Syncope 5g Sodium
Telephone Transmitter Instructions
Tikosyn Agreement (PDF)
Tilt Table Test
Ventricular Arrhythmia Illustration
Ventricular Tachycardia

Enterprise versions

Enterprise versions > Cardiovascular Surgery
Blood Management, Transfusion and Surgery

Enterprise versions > Cath Lab-Invasive Procedures
Post-Procedure Instructions

Enterprise versions > Diagnostic Tests
Exercise Stress Echo Test
Exercise Stress Test
Nuclear Exercise Stress Test
Pharmacological Nuclear Stress Test

Enterprise versions > Electrophysiology
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Biventricular Pacemaker Implant Procedure
Cardioversion Patient Instructions
Cath Ablation
CIED Patient Responsibilities
Device Change
Discharge Instructions After Cath Ablation
Discharge Instructions After CRT
Discharge Instructions After ICD (PDF)
Discharge Instructions After a Pacemaker (PDF)
Discharge Instructions After the PVAI Procedure
EP Lab Patient Instructions (PDF)
Hemodynamic Tilt Test
ICD Implant Procedure
Implanted Loop Recorder
INR Record Before PVAI
Lead Extractions
Pacemaker (PDF)
PVAI Pre-Procedure Instructions
Tilt Table Test

Enterprise versions > Prevention and Rehab
Exercise Tips
Smoking and Your Health

Enterprise versions > Surgery Prep
Cardiovascular Surgery Prep

Enterprise versions > TAVR
Dental Clearance TAVR (PDF)
Patient Checklist TAVR Evaluation (PDF)
Preparing for Cath TAVR
Preparing for TAVR Evaluation
TAVR TMVR Discharge Instructions

Enterprise versions > Thoracic
Thoracic Surgery Prep (PDF)

Enterprise versions > Vascular Disease, Testing and Procedures
Pulse Volume Recordings
Vascular Ultrasound
Vascular Ultrasound and Arterial Mapping

Enterprise versions > Vascular Surgery
Medication Guidelines Before Vascular Surgery (PDF)

Family Resources, Classes

What to Expect the Day of Cardiac Surgery
What to Expect the Day of Thoracic Surgery
What to Expect the Day of Vascular Surgery

Heart Attack

AMI Zones (PDF)
AMI Zones - Russian (PDF)
AMI Zones - Spanish (PDF)
Cardiogenic Shock
High BP and Heart Attack
What if I'm having a heart attack?

Heart Failure

BNP Blood Test
Heart Failure Education Video Info
Heart Failure Zones (Russian) (PDF)
Heart Failure Zones (Spanish) (PDF)
Heart Failure Zones (PDF)
Heart Failure - Limiting Sodium and Fluids
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) (PDF)
Low Literacy - Heart Failure Zones (PDF)
OTC Meds, Supplements and HF (PDF)
Palliative and Hospice Care for Patients with HF
Post-Transplant Info (PDF)
Understanding Heart Failure

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Papillary Muscle Repair
Septal Myectomy


Medication Record - General (PDF)
Medication Safety and Disposal
Post-Sedation Information
Preventing Blood Clots During Your Hospital Stay
Self-Medication Guidelines
Tikosyn Agreement (PDF)
Warfarin Video for Patients (PDF)

Pain Management

Important Plan Information




Alcohol and Your Heart
Aspirin Therapy and Heart Disease
BP Log (PDF)
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Choosing a Cardiac Rehab Program
Depression and Heart Disease
Easy to Understand Blood Pressure Info (PDF)
Exercise for Your Heart Health
Exercise Tips
How to Take Your Blood Pressure (PDF)
Know Your Numbers Pocket Tracker (PDF)
Lab Tests in the Preventive Cardiology Clinic (PDF)
Make Your Program a Success
Preventing and Reversing CV Disease
Rated Perceived Exertion Scale
Seated Warm-Up Exercises (PDF)
Smoking and Your Health
Standing Warm-Up Activities (PDF)
Strategies to Manage High Blood Pressure
Stress Management and Your Heart
What's Your Risk of Developing CAD or a Heart Attack? (PDF)
Your Blood Pressure (PDF)
Your Pulse and Target Heart Rate (PDF)

Surgery (CV) Preparation Information

Alcohol Use and Surgery
Bactroban Instructions
Blood Management
CV Pre-Surgery Checklist (PDF)
Diabetes Guidelines Before Surgery (PDF)
Guided Imagery Download Instructions
Preop Appt for Cardiovascular Surgery (PDF)
Preparing for Cardiac Surgery
Quality of Life Assessment Info
Restricted Medications Before Surgery (PDF)
TCI Cardiovascular Surgery Patient Instructions

Surgical (CV) Procedures

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery

Post-Op and Recovery Info

Cardiac Tamponade - Epicardial PM Wire Removal After Surgery
Jackson Pratt Drain (PDF)
Let's Walk (PDF)
PEP Therapy
Self-Care Diary (PDF)
Who to Call After Surgery


Ahmad, Bribiesco, Raymond Thoracic Surgery Record Request (PDF)
Caring for Your Chest Drain Valve (PDF)
Dumping Syndrome (PDF)
EGD Prep Info (PDF)
Esophageal Surgery Prep
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Murthy, Raja Records Needed for Thoracic Surgery Consult (PDF)
Narcotic Letter for Thoracic Surgery Patients (PDF)
Preop Appt for Thoracic Surgery (PDF)
Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
Thoracic Initial Consultation (PDF)
Thoracic Pre-Surgery Checklist (PDF)
Thoracic Surgery Prep
Using Peridex Mouthwash

Valve Disease

Dental Clearance Form - Valve Surgery (PDF)
Easy to Understand - Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease (PDF)
Easy to Understand - Valve Disease Treatment (PDF)
Easy to Understand - What is Valve Disease? (PDF)
Percutaneous Mitral Valve Treatment Options
Preparing for Your TAVR Evaluation
SDM Bio vs Mech Valves (PDF)
Structural Heart Procedure Dental Clearance Form (PDF)
TAVR Evaluation: Preparing for Your Catheterization
TAVR Procedure
TAVR Safety and Outcomes
TAVR TMVR Discharge Instructions
TAVR TMVR Patient Checklist (PDF)
TAVR TMVR Patient Checklist - Dr. Puri (PDF)
TAVR TMVR Patient Checklist - Dr. Reed (PDF)
TAVR_TMVT Patient Checklist - Dr. Kapadia (PDF)
TAVR TMVR Patient Checklist - Dr. Krishnaswamy (PDF)
Valve Disease and Treatment Options (PDF)

Vascular & Peripheral Disease

Ankle Brachial Index
Buerger's Disease
Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Circulation in the Legs
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Foot and Leg Ulcers
Hypercoagulable States
Marfan Syndrome (PDF)
PAD and Exercise
Peripheral Artery Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulse Volume Recordings
Raynaud's Phenomenon
Renal Artery Disease
Renal Vein Thrombosis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Upper Body Circulation
Varicose and Spider Veins
Vascular Ultrasound and Arterial and Venous Mapping
Vascular Ultrasound General

Vascular Surgery

Dialysis Access
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Medication Guidelines Before Vascular Surgery (PDF)
Preparing for Vascular Surgery
Vascular Sx Pre-Surgery Appt (PDF)

Women and Heart Disease

Women and CV Disease
Women, Diabetes and CV Disease

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