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Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

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

Can my pacemaker fail?

A:

A pacemaker is a mechanical device however have a low failure rate. It is important to visit the pacemaker clinic as recommended by your physician in order to monitor your pacemaker device. The function of your pacemaker and its battery life will also be monitored.

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How Dependable is a Pacemaker?

Dr. Dean Foti

Dr. Dean Foti

MD, FRCPC, Behavioural
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the symptoms of dementia?

A:

There are subtle changes that you (or those around you) may notice which could be signs of dementia. These include short-term memory difficulties, irritability, issues finding the right word when speaking, and challenges following through on tasks. If you are noticing these symptoms in yourself, or someone close to you, you can speak with your family doctor to see if dementia could be developing.

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What are The Symptoms of Dementia

Dr. Patrick Chin

Dr. Patrick Chin

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

Why has my doctor suggested reverse shoulder replacement surgery?

A:

If you are scheduled for shoulder replacement surgery, it is likely because non-surgical treatment methods are not being effective in helping you manage the pain and continue with your usual activities. In a traditional shoulder replacement, the tendons of the rotator cuff are used to help prevent dislocation of the shoulder joint following surgery.

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What is Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery