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Dr. Guy Fradet

Dr. Guy Fradet

MD, FACS, FRCSC
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What are intervention options for treating narrowing or blocked arteries?

A:

There are two common interventions used when people have narrowing or blocked arteries. One is to use a catheter to help open up the artery (angioplasty) at the site of the narrowing, and perhaps to place a stent to help keep the artery open. The other is a surgery called a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) which bypasses the blockage to maintain blood flow to the heart.

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CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What lifestyle measures are included in heart failure treatment?

A:

Your treatment plan for heart failure will depend on your individual condition and symptoms. There are recommendations around limiting salt in your diet, getting regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and smoking which your doctor and health care team will review with you as part of your heart failure management plan.

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How to self manage congestive heart failure

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is melanoma skin cancer?

A:

Melanoma skin cancer starts in the pigment cells in the skin, hence their coloured appearance when they develop. Melanoma skin cancers are less common, and typically more dangerous. If they are caught early, the survival rates can be quite high and this is why it is so important to speak to your doctor if you have noticed an concerning skin changes. 

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Differentiating between Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers