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Dr. Beth Donaldson

Dr. Beth Donaldson

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?

A:

In women, an important practice in preventing heart disease is to visit your doctor regularly to ensure blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels are monitored. Your doctor may wish to have you take daily aspirin as a preventative measure. Lifestyle habits are significantly impactful in preventing heart disease, and you should work on maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program. You should also avoid smoking and limit your alcohol and salt intake.

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Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are foreceps?

A:

Forceps are little metal spoons that can be used in order to help guide babies out through the vagina.

Occasionally, when some woman is fully dilated and has been pushing for a while, she needs a little bit of help in order to guide the baby down and out. 

Oftentimes forceps are used if the baby is in distress and needs to come out a little bit quicker.  

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Dr. Guy Fradet

Dr. Guy Fradet

MD, FACS, FRCSC
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What will happen in hospital after my coronary artery bypass surgery?

A:

Following your surgery you will stay in hospital for several days while you begin to recover. You may be a bit confused in the day or two following the surgery, which is common in elderly patients. You will be woken up a lot around the clock to have your vital signs checked or to give you medication. Over the following days, you will have the lines and tubes that were placed during surgery removed, and you will be taught the steps you need to follow to support your home care once you are discharged.

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