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Ms. Pamela Luehr

Ms. Pamela Luehr

BSN, CCNC, Cardiovascular Nurse
Nurse
Kelowna, BC
Q:

Is water the only fluid I should be monitoring with my heart failure diet?

A:

No, drinking water is not the only way you ingest fluid. Any food that turns into liquid at room temperature also contributes to your daily fluid intake. This includes foods such as ice cream, Jell-O, etc. Other liquids such as coffee, juices, and soups, will also have to be counted in your fluid monitoring, and you may wish to consult with a dietitian for some extra guidance on your specific dietary needs.

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Fluid Moderation for Heart Failure Patients

Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen

Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen

MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Athletic Therapist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Is it safe for me to strength train after a heart event?

A:

If you have had a heart attack or other heart event, you will be followed by your cardiologist during your recovery. There are exercise specialists who will be involved with your cardiac rehabilitation, and can help guide you on returning to strength training, or on how to add a strength program to your activity routine. Strength training can be a valuable part of your exercise program following a heart event, and can have many positive health benefits.

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Cardiac Recovery with Strength Training

Dr. Tony Taylor

Dr. Tony Taylor

MD, EMBA,
Emergency Physician
New Westminster, BC
Q:

Do all cat bites require treatment?

A:

If you have a superficial cat bite that has not broken the skin, you likely do not require treatment. However, cat bites easily puncture the skin so it is a good idea to have it checked out to prevent infection. 

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How to Treat a Cat Bite