The Heart Health clinic is a service offered to people who are 18 years of age and older who have risk factors for heart disease or stroke such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and /or family history of vascular disease. It is for people who have angina, heart attack, open heart surgery or stroke. Also it is for people who have heart failure or cardiomyopathy.
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation may help you to:
- Reduce your symptoms of shortness of breath and tiredness.
- More easily do daily activities, such as taking a shower and cooking.
- Improve your muscle strength and flexibility.
- Improve your ability to walk and exercise.
The International Travel Clinic offer consultations and vaccines for people traveling outside of Canada. Based on multiple factor including: age, immunization status, pre-existing medical conditions, destination and local conditions it may be advised to receive additional vaccines.
Pregnancy is an important time to gain knowledge and skills for a healthy pregnancy, birth and adjustment to parenthood. Public Health offers a number of programs and supports to help Nova Scotians beginning during pregnancy and thoughout parenthood.
This program varies by region
BRIDGEWATER & AREA FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Nova Scotia Health Authority, in a proud community partnership with the Lunenburg County YMCA is pleased to offer this 8 week, comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
(This service varies by region.)
BRIDGEWATER & AREA FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC
This is an outpatient clinic directed by Cardiology and lead by a Nurse (RN/NP) with specialty training in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
This clinic offers outpatient education for patients and family caregivers living with CHF. Two referral options are available for patients in this clinic: Referrals must be initiated by a physician or nurse practitioner.
A program for persons with history of stroke, heart attack, TIA (mini-stroke), angina or risk factors for stroke and heart attack. Persons can register for this free 2-hour class offered on the 4th Monday every other month at 1pm. Participants will learn about risk factors, nutiriton and healthy eating, exercise and activity, and what happens to the body during a heart attack or stroke. Available at Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Digby Hospital, Roseway Hospital and the Clare Health Centre via telehealth.