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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. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the risks of undergoing a knee replacement?

A:

There are always risks with surgery, and knee replacement is no different. While they may not be common, risks in this type of surgery can include blood clots in the leg, infection, and stiffness. Your surgeon will be able to fully explain the procedure and provide you with more information on potential risks prior to your operation.

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Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. John Fleetham

Dr. John Fleetham

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

What are the symptoms of asthma?

A:

Asthma affects the respiratory system, so symptoms will include coughing, wheezing and possibly difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. If you or someone around you is having symptoms of asthma, you should see your doctor to determine if you need treatment to manage the symptoms.

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What Are the Symptoms of Asthma and Who is Most Susceptible to Asthma?