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Dr. Kevin Pistawka

Dr. Kevin Pistawka

MD,MC, FRCSC,
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

How does a dual chamber pacemaker work?

A:

A dual chamber pacemaker has 2 wires that go into 2 chambers of the heart (the atrium and the ventricle). This device is used when there is an interruption or blockage in the communication between the heart chambers which affects the pumping mechanism. The 2 wires of the dual chamber pacemaker allow the chambers of the heart to be reconnected and will kick in when the heart rate is too slow.

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How Do Different Pacemakers Work?

Dr. Maziar Badii

Dr. Maziar Badii

MD, FRCP
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is congenital scoliosis?

A:

Congenital scoliosis is a type of scoliosis that you are born with. This type of scoliosis accounts for about 15-20% of all scoliosis cases, and can be noticed at the time of birth by a pediatrician or physician, or in some cases may be identified on an ultrasound when the baby is still in utero.

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Diagnosis of Congenital Scoliosis

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I prevent cervical cancer?

A:

The only surefire way to prevent cervical cancer is to avoid sexual contact with other people. There are also measures that you can take to help prevent gettingĀ cervical cancerĀ like having regular pap tests, and you can talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccination.

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Cervical Cancer in Women