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Dr. Graham Wong, VGH

Dr. Graham Wong, VGH

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

How often does my pacemaker need to be checked?

A:

Your pacemaker will need to be checked regularly to make sure it is still performing its job. They are battery-operated, so you need to have the battery life monitored. Your cardiologist will set some guidelines for you on when to return to the pacemaker clinic, but the average person will need to have their pacemaker checked once or twice a year.

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What Is A Pacemaker and Is It the Right Treatment For You?

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Are all strokes the same?

A:

No, there are two main kinds of strokes. The most common form is caused when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked which causes lack of bloodflow to part of the brain and this brain tissue dies. The other type of stroke happens when blood leaks out of the blood vessel in the brain and goes into the brain tissue around it.

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The Symptoms of Stroke and The Need For Immediate Treatment

Dr. Jason Rivers

Dr. Jason Rivers

MD, FRCPC,
Dermatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is eczema treated?

A:

The main goal of treatment with eczema is to moisturize the skin. Steroid creams or other lotions may be prescribed or recommended to you. If you can identify what has irritated your skin, you should stay away from that trigger. Your doctor may also conduct allergy testing to rule out any involvement.

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Eczema - Symptoms & Treatments