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Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

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

What happens to my heart during a heart attack?

A:

When a part of the heart muscle experiences a decrease in blood flow (which delivers oxygen), the affected part of the heart muscle dies and this is a heart attack. The decrease in blood flow to the heart is usually linked to a blockage. Ensuring you visit your physician regularly can help you monitor your heart health and watch for any warning signs of heart disease.

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Heart Attack Recovery and Medications You May Consider

Ms. Nicole Murcutt

Ms. Nicole Murcutt

RYI, Registered Yoga Instructor
Yoga Instructor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

When can you participate in postnatal yoga?

A:

You are usually ok to start a mom-and-baby yoga class once you've been approved by your doctor to start a physical regime.
Usually this is going start four weeks post delivery if you've had a vaginal birth, six weeks for caesarean, and anytime up to pre-crawlers. Usually once the babies start crawling they're a bit too hard to contain.

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When Can You Participate in Prenatal Yoga?

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How long can I take my insulin pump off for?

A:

There are certain situations where you might want to have your pump disconnected, such as swimming or even taking a shower. If you have been given the go-ahead from your diabetes care team to disconnect your pump during these activities, the general limit would be up to an hour before the pump needs to be reconnected.

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Temporarily Disconnecting your Insulin Pump