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Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, Regional Medical Lead, Acute Cardiac Care
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why do I need to take blood thinners after having a stent put in?

A:

One possible complication of a stent insertion is bleeding in the artery if it gets injured during the procedure. This bleeding can lead to an increased chance of blood clots forming at the stent site and blood thinners can help mitigate this to reduce the chance of a stroke from blood clotting.

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Cardiac Stents - Prognosis and Risks of Implantation

Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the types of cardiovascular disease?

A:

Cardiovascular disease usually results from plaque buildup in the arteries which causes narrowing or blockage in the arteries. This can lead to chest pain (or angina), heart attack, stroke, or heart failure. Another condition included in the cardiovascular disease group is atrial fibrillation. If you think you may have any of these conditions, it is important to visit your physician for an examination of your symptoms and history, as early intervention leads to better outcomes with heart disease.

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Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is sinusitis?

A:

Sinusitis is an infection involving the sinuses in your face. When the membranes in your sinuses become inflamed, it can cause pain and pressure in the area of the sinuses and may also bring on a fever or headache. If you think you have sinusitis, you should visit your family doctor in order to determine the cause and what kind of treatment is best for you.

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The Treatment and Diagnosis of Sinusitis