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Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

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

What is artherosclerotic heart disease?

A:

Artherosclerotic heart disease involves the gradual build-up of plaque in the arteries which results in narrowing and thinning of these blood vessels. This condition is the leading cause of heart attacks. If you have any concerns about your heart health, or risk of developing heart disease, speak with your physician.

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Heart Attack Recovery and Medications You May Consider

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What happens during a pap smear?

A:

During a pap smear, your doctor will insert a device called a speculum into the vagina and then spread it slightly to allow the cervix to be visible. Then a small brush is inserted through the open speculum to scrape off a few cells from the cervix. The cells are smeared onto a slide and examined for concerning cell changes that need further assessment.

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What is a Pap Smear Test?

Dr. John Fleetham

Dr. John Fleetham

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

How is asthma diagnosed?

A:

If your doctor suspects you might have asthma, they will take a history of your symptoms and medical history. There is a breathing test that can be used to help diagnose asthma which looks at lung function. By breathing into a tube, and then repeating it after taking asthma medication, your doctor can see if you are showing signs of asthma. 

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Asthma Diagnosis