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Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What medication options are available for atrial fibrillation?

A:

Based on your current medical status and the severity of your atrial fibrillation, your physician may recommend one or more medications to help manage your condition. Anticoagulants to help prevent clotting in your blood are commonly prescribed in most atrial fibrillation patients (like Warfarin or Coumadin).

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Atrial Fibrillation and the Use of Anticoagulants

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How do I treat my cold?

A:

The best way to treat your cold is to treat the symptoms it is causing you. Your local drug store will have several options to provide relief for cold symptoms. You can always ask the pharmacist as well what your options are.

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Common Cold Symptoms and Treatments

Dr. John Fleetham

Dr. John Fleetham

MD, FRCPC , Asthma Specialist
Respirologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is asthma diagnosed?

A:

If your doctor suspects you might have asthma, they will take a history of your symptoms and medical history. There is a breathing test that can be used to help diagnose asthma which looks at lung function. By breathing into a tube, and then repeating it after taking asthma medication, your doctor can see if you are showing signs of asthma. 

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Asthma Diagnosis