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Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

How successful is ablation in treating atrial fibrillation?

A:

Ablation procedures are successful approximately 75% of the time (3 out of 4 patients, on average). Ablation can cause some complications, and should be carefully reviewed with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for this type of therapy.

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Atrial Fibrillation and Ablation Therapy

Dr. Janet Franiek

Dr. Janet Franiek

BSc, MD, CCFP, Womens Health
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is hypothyroidism?

A:

Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The hormone is made in the thyroid gland, but is involved with every cell in the body, so the lack of enough hormone is a health concern that needs to be treated.

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Hypothyroidism

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How will my doctor address my symptoms of dementia?

A:

Once your doctor identifies signs of dementia with you, there will likely be some tests done to see if anything reversible might be causing your symptoms. Things like thyroid problems or low levels of Vitamin B12 can cause issues with memory or brain function. Outside of these tests, treatment of dementia and its symptoms will have to depend on your individual condition. 

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What Are The Symptoms and Conditions of Dementia