The Transitional Heart Failure clinic (THFC) provides home-based care to frail patients with heart failure who are approaching the end of their life. The main goals of patient care are to control symptoms, maximize function, maintain quality of life and reduce admission to the Emergency Department and to the hospital. This clinic service is provided by a nurse practitioner and a group of physicians from Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Care.
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, and/or major risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease risk factors, symptoms and causes, although similar to men, can also be different in women, especially younger women. A physician referral is required.
Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.
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