Resources

We understand that people often require quick access to the information they need about their procedure. This page contains links to webpages and action plans, as well as printable information sheets and booklets.

General Resources for St Vincent's Hospital Patients, Families and Carers

  • Aboriginal Health Unit - providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inpatient and outpatients including families and carers
  • Accommodation for visitors - details of local accommodation for patients, families and carers at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • Visiting hours - information about visiting hours st St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
  • What to pack for hospital - a checklist of what to bring to hospital to ensure you have everything you need to keep you comfortable while staying with us

Patient Information Sheets, Webpages, Booklets and Action Plans

Arrhythmias

  • Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation - St Vincent's Hospital information sheet for patients having a cardioversion
  • MedicAlert - internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency
  • Lifebeat online - free, printable education for patients provided by Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic - information for patients provided by Medtronic
  • St Jude Medical - information for patients provided by St Jude Medical

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiomyopathy

Coronary Angiogram & Stenting

Healthy Eating & Weight Loss

Heart Disease

  • Heart Attack Action Plan - the Heart Foundation's step by step guide on what to do if you think you are having a heart attack
  • Quitline - information and advice to help you quit smoking
  • MedicAlert - internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency
  • Types of Chest Pain Table - a guide explaining some of the common causes, signs and symptoms of chest pain

Heart Failure

Heart Transplant

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

  • Lifebeat online - free, printable education about ICD's for patients with Boston Scientific devices
  • Medtronic - information about ICD's for patients with Medtronic devices
  • St Jude Medical - information about ICD's for patients with St Jude Medical devices

Medication

  • NPS MedicineWise - evidence based information on medicines available in Australia
  • MedicAlert - internationally recognised medical and identification jewellery for use in an emergency
  • NPS Medication list - a useful way to keep all the information about your medicines together. When folded, the medicines list is small enough to fit in your wallet or handbag, so that you can carry it with you at all times
  • Warfarin education video - explaining all you need to know about taking warfarin

Mood

Pulmonary Hypertension

Travelling -  by air for heart patients

Travelling - by car for heart patients

Travel Assistance for Isolated Patients in NSW

Ventricular Assist Devices (VADS)

  • HeartWare - a website about ventricular assist devices for patients and families
(available when viewing online)