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Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

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

Are there complications from having a stent put in?

A:

There are two main potential complications from having a stent put in. Due to the fact that a stent is a foreign body, you can have scar tissue build up and actually clog the stent. In the unfortunate case that a stent damages the artery it is inserted into, it can cause bleeding which can lead to blood clots at the site where the stent is implanted.

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Cardiac Stents - Prognosis and Risks of Implantation

Dr. Pamela Squire

Dr. Pamela Squire

Pain Expert
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is fibromyalgia?

A:

Fibromyalgia is a disorder involving your pain-sensing system. People that are affected usually have long-lasting pain that affects much of their body, along with other symptoms like fatigue, sleep problems and stiffness in their joints. If you think you are having symptoms of fibromyalgia you should speak with your family doctor to figure out if you have this condition or if there is another cause of your symptoms. 

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What is Fibromyalgia and its Symptoms

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is pneumonia dangerous?

A:

When you have a pneumococcal infection, what doctors worry about is invasive pneumococcal disease. Invasive pneumococcal disease is when the infection goes into your bloodstream and causes a bacteremia or bloodborne infection. It can also enter into our nervous system and cause meningitis. And finally, what we also commonly know is that pneumococcal infections can cause bad pneumonia.

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Adult Vaccination and the Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine