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Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What are anticoagulants?

A:

Anticoagulants are a group of medications that are used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. These drugs work to prevent clotting in the blood, and common anticoagulant medications include Warfarin and Coumadin. There are newer anticoagulants on the market, and you can speak with your physician to determine which anticoagulant is most appropriate for your atrial fibrillation.

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Atrial Fibrillation and the Use of Anticoagulants

Tamarah Nerreter

Tamarah Nerreter

M.S.
Physiotherapist
Surrey, BC
Q:

What is Rectus Diastasis during pregnancy?

A:

Rectus diastasis is a split down the center of your abdomen. The linea alba that holds the fascia together will split with an overload in the abdomen, ie: your baby growing. This can create numerous issues. When the abdomen does not have that same stability, then that changes the stability of the pelvis and of your lumbar spine.

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Rectus Diastasis During Pregnancy

Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul

Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul

MD, MSc, FRCSC
Neurosurgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the potential problems following disc surgery in my back?

A:

Most disc surgeries are very successful, however there is a small chance of herniating the disc again. If this happens, you might need a treatment plan for this which could include more surgery. The best defense you have is to follow the exercise program and guidelines for post-surgery care from your surgeon. The exercises will help condition your back to protect you from future issues.

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Post Spinal Surgery Recovery