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Dr. Peter House

Dr. Peter House

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is a heart stress test useful?

A:

Some people have heart disease and have no symptoms. When the heart is put under stress, as in exercise, there may be signs of heart disease which appear. Cardiac stress tests can be useful in diagnosing signs of heart disease, and can also be useful in managing your treatment plan going forward.

heart disease

What is a Heart Stress Test?

Dr. Jason Rivers

Dr. Jason Rivers

MD, FRCPC,
Dermatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

When does psoriasis typically start affecting people?

A:

Psoriasis can start at any age, even in babies, however the majority of people find their psoriasis starts to develop in their 20's and 30's. If you are noticing changes in your skin or your child's skin that might be symptoms of psoriasis, you can discuss this with your family doctor.

jasonrivers skin

Psoriasis Symptoms & Treatments

Dr. Paul Dorian

Dr. Paul Dorian

MD, MSc, FRCSC
Cardiologist
Toronto, ON
Q:

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

A:

Patients with atrial fibrillation can experience shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitation, weakness, or difficulty with physical activities such as walking or climbing stairs. These feelings can be very unpleasant or slightly unpleasant and can be intermittent. They can occur for a few days, or a few hours, or even a few minutes at a time. They can be there continuously or can come at seemingly random intervals.

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The Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation