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Dr. Beth Donaldson

Dr. Beth Donaldson

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Is heart disease different in men and women?

A:

Heart disease is a known risk in men, however it is also the leading cause of death in women over the age of 55 years in Canada. A main difference in heart disease in men and women is the blood vessels that are affected, with the smaller blood vessels being affected in women with heart disease, and the larger vessels being affected in men. Men typically have the more easily recognized symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain, however women are more apt to have vague symptoms that may go unnoticed for a longer period of time.

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Heart Disease Symptoms In Women

Dr. Kam Shojania

Dr. Kam Shojania

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

A:

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis typically include swelling, pain and stiffness around the joints. Flu-like symptoms can also be present, like feeling very tired and achy. Shortness of breath can also develop, usually as the disease progresses. If you are having these symptoms, it is important to get checked by your physician since rheumatoid arthritis needs treatment and management as soon as possible.

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Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Patrick Chin

Dr. Patrick Chin

MD, MBA, FRCSC,
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What materials are used for shoulder replacements?

A:

There are various types of metal that are used for shoulder replacements. These include cobalt, stainless steel, titanium, and polyurethane materials. There are newer metals that are more biologic and promote the bone growing into the metal. Your surgeon will discuss with you which material choices are best for your shoulder replacement surgery.

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What Are Commonly Used Shoulder Replacement Materials