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Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is the decision made to use forceps during labour and delivery?

A:

The decision to use forceps is usually a joint decision between the doctor and the patient. If it is something that is medically necessary, in that the baby is in distress and has to come out immediately, this is the quickest and safest route.  Your physician will make this decision based on the need to have the baby delivered quickly.

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The Use of Forceps in Child Birth

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.

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Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Jason Kur

Dr. Jason Kur

MD,FRCP
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What causes Raynaud`s disease?

A:

The exact cause of Raynaud`s is unknown, and most people are affected by primary Raynaud`s which means they don`t have associated diseases with their symptoms. A small number of people develop Raynaud`s that is associated with other conditions or diseases they already have, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

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What is Raynaud's Disease