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Patient information leaflets are general guides to help patients understand specific conditions, treatments or tests. 


The information does not replace the need for individual advice from a healthcare professional.


If you have any questions, please ask your consultant or other healthcare professional when you visit us for your consultation, treatment or procedure.






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application/pdfAfter your heart operation - Royal Brompton Hospital - August 2015 (1.84MB)
 This booklet gives you general information about going home after your heart operation.
application/pdfAfter your lung surgery - guidelines for recovery - Nov 2014 (545KB)
 This booklet gives general information to help you and your family prepare for when you go home after lung surgery.
application/pdfDonating heart valves during heart transplant surgery - January 2016 (350KB)
 This leaflet gives you general information about how you can help other patients by donating your heart valves when you have heart transplant surgery.
application/pdfDVLA regulations for patients with ICDs - July 2015 (369KB)
 This leaflet explains the current driving regulations for patients with ICDs, as agreed between the DVLA and its cardiology advisory panel.
application/pdfEndocarditis - January 2016 (103KB)
 A guide to endocarditis and how you can reduce your risk of developing it.
application/pdfFitness for surgery clinic - Harefield Hospital - Oct 2015 (504KB)
 This leaflet gives you general information about the fitness for surgery clinic. The aim of the clinic is to carry out a number of tests to make sure you are fit enough to have cardiac surgery.
application/pdfManaging your pain at home after heart surgery - July 2014 (412KB)
 This leaflet is a general guide about how to manage your pain at home after your heart operation.
application/pdfManaging your pain at home after lung surgery - May 2014 (493KB)
 This leaflet is a general guide about how to manage your pain at home after your lung surgery.
application/pdfMetastasectomy of the lung - Oct 2014 (488KB)
 This leaflet gives you general information about metastasectomy of the lung. This is an operation to remove cancer secondaries.
application/pdfPatient controlled analgesia (PCA) October 2016 (405KB)
 How to use a pump for pain relief after surgery. A PCA pump gives a fixed amount of pain relief medication (analgesia), controlled by the patient.
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