Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Graham Wong

Dr. Graham Wong

MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, Acute Cardiac Care
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Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Graham Wong Bio

Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC attended medical school and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, then completed his fellowship training in cardiology at McGill University.Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC pursued a two-year research fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital with the TIMI Group, with a focus on clinical trials of acute coronary syndromes and completed his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC is also board certified by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC is currently the Clinical Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Vancouver General Hospital and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UBC.

Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC is the Medical Co-Director of the Regional STEMI Planning Committee for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority on Acute Coronary Care. Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC is also involved in medical education and sits on the Postgraduate Committee for the UBC Cardiology training program and is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC current research interests include risk stratification for acute coronary syndromes and appropriate use of cardiac CT angiography.

Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC MD MPH FRCPC FACC Director, Coronary Care Unit Vancouver General Hospital Regional Medical Lead, Acute Cardiac Care Vancouver Coastal Health Authority/Providence Health Care Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine University of British Columbia

Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

If you are looking for local services or office treatment from a Cardiologist, contact a provider such as Dr. Graham Wong with this phone number to book an appointment 604-875-5735

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Education

  • University of British Columbia
    MD, Internal Medicine
  • McGill University
    Cardiology
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Two-year research fellowship
  • Harvard School of Public Health.
    MPH

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Graham Wong

  • How a Pacemaker Treats an Irregular Heartbeat " Shirley a 75-year-old previously healthy woman"

    Shirley is a 75-year-old previously healthy woman who visits her family doctor with a 2-month history of lightheadedness and weakness. She has no significant past medical history and is currently taking no prescription medications other than an occasional sleeping pill.

    Her physical examination is essentially normal aside from a slow heart rate of 50 beats per minute. She is sent for an ECG which is interpreted as sinus bradycardia with a right bundle branch block and a first degree AV block. Her family doctor arranges for a holter monitor (heart rhythm monitor), which reveals occasional pauses up to 3.5 seconds in duration, which correlate with her symptoms of lightheadedness. On this basis she is referred for an urgent outpatient pacemaker implantation after discussion over the phone with a cardiologist.

    Shirley and her family have a number of questions about what a pacemaker is, what it does, and how it will help her. Shirley is also concerned about the potential danger of the procedure itself as she was told that it would involve a type of surgery.

    Shirley would benefit from some monitoring following her procedure, and should be assigned to a cardiologist for follow-up care. She can also speak with a pharmacist regarding her medications to identify any possible interactions.

  • What is a Heart Attack? " Patrick a 70-year-old diabetic man with a 2-year history of stable chest pain"

    Patrick is a 70-year-old diabetic man with a 2-year history of stable chest pain when he exerts himself. He is awoken from sleep with the acute onset of crushing central chest pain which radiates to his neck and left arm. His normal medications include normally aspirin, a diuretic, a cholesterol-lowering pill and insulin. He is mildly short of breath and also starts sweating profusely. He takes two Tums which fail to relieve his symptoms and his wife calls 911. The ambulance comes within 10 minutes of the 911 call and they perform an in-field ECG. The automatic ECG interpretation reads "Acute anterior wall ST elevation myocardial infarction". The ambulance attendant tells him that he is having a large heart attack which is potentially life-threatening and is being caused by an acute blockage of a major coronary artery by a blood clot that had formed on top of an unstable blockage of cholesterol.

    Patrick is given 2 baby aspirins to chew and swallow and is immediately transported to the nearest hospital for treatment. He is told that the hospital he is going to has the capability of performing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), otherwise known as emergency angioplasty and stunting.

    He has several questions prior to signing his consent form for the procedure, including the risk of the heart attack to his life, the treatment options available to him, and the long term outcomes as a consequence of his heart attack. He also wants to know what will happen to him after he leaves the hospital and what his prognosis will be.

    Patrick would benefit from seeing a cardiologist on a regular basis as well as being involved in a healthy heart program which is often offered through hospitals. He may also benefit from seeing a dietitian to see if he can lower his cholesterol levels through diet. After he is treated and on his way to recovery, he may wish to start a cardiac rehab exercise program to gain back his strength.

  • Increasing Chest Pain and Cardiac Stents " Wayne a 52-year-old man with high cholesterol "

    Wayne is a 52-year-old man with a history of high cholesterol and hypertension. He is referred to a cardiologist for the evaluation of exertional chest pain that has been worsening for 6 months. Walking only 2 blocks on the level reliably precipitated his chest pain. He had no symptoms at rest, and stopping exercise reliably relieved the discomfort.

    A treadmill examination is arranged and is interpreted as being abnormal after 6 minutes of exercise. A trial of medical therapy with a beta blocker and a nitroglycerin patch is attempted, but it fails to relieve his symptoms satisfactorily. Therefore, Wayne is referred for coronary angiography to define his coronary anatomy and possibly perform a revascularization procedure. He is told that a stent may be implanted if a significant blockage is identified. He is concerned about the long-term implications of stent implantation and the need to take blood thinners for an extended period of time. He is also asking how long stents last and if they ever need to be removed.

    Wayne may benefit his condition by further discussion with his cardiologist to address his hypertension and chest pain. A cardiovascular surgeon can discuss the options available to him, such as cardiac revascularization or the use of a stent. If surgery does ensue, a cardiac rehabilitation program will be needed. In the meantime, seeing a nutritionist regarding his cholesterol levels would be good, as well as searching for ways to control any stress he may be experiencing, such as yoga or massage.

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Ratings for Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC

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    Have been seeing Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC for AF for three years and have found him to be informative with very good info. Would recommend Dr Wong to anyone.
    Submitted: April 12, 2017
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    Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC has been helping my mom for close to two years now with some AF and a slow heart murmur. I cannot say enough good things about DR Wong and all his staff.
    Submitted: February 14, 2017
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    My Father has been treated by doctor Graham Wong for three years for A/F and we have found him to be excellent and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a good cardiologist in Vancouver
    Submitted: January 20, 2017
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    Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC has been treating my mother for two years and we find him excellent.
    Submitted: January 20, 2017
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    Dr. Graham Wong the Cardiologist at VGH in Vancouver, BC recently saw my father for his heart condition and was excellent. He took the time to give us information and seta course with a nutritionist. Over all very impressed with his treatment and information.
    Submitted: August 13, 2016
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    Visited Dr. Graham Wong, Cardiologist to discuss how dependable is my pacemaker as it was first installed over two years ago. Dr Wong told me it appeared by all the signs that it was working well and I would not have any issue for the foreseeable time.
    Submitted: February 06, 2016
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    Recently was referred to Dr Graham Wong for high blood pressure and an elevated heart rate. He took the time to really understand my lifestyle issues and concerns over travel schedule that dictated a lot of airline travel. Dr Wong referee me to a local personal trainer who got we an exercise routine I could take on the road with me.
    Submitted: February 03, 2016
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    I recently visited my cardiologist Dr. Graham Wong about the side effects of blood thinners and ace Inhibitors and he showed me a video that I could watch that he created, Brilliant and was thankful for the educational content.
    Submitted: January 28, 2016
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    Was referred to Dr. Graham Wong to discuss how dependable is a pacemaker in relation to an upcoming operation I was schedule to have in regards to a pacemaker being inserted in my chest. Was extremely impressed with Dr Wong and his understanding of my upcoming operation.
    Submitted: January 27, 2016
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    Dr. Graham Wong a cardiologist at VGH in Vancouver helped me understand the harm in smoking and the risks to both my heart and my health.
    Submitted: January 27, 2016
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    Found Dr. Graham Wong to be an excellent Cardiologist VGH who has helped me with my AF for almost two years now. Would recommend DR Wong to anyone looking for a god Cardiologist in Vancouver at VGH to anyone.
    Submitted: January 24, 2016
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    I saw Dr. Wong for my atrial fibrillation that I've had for some time. He is very easy to talk to and seems to really know his stuff. I have been very happy with Dr. Wong and would recommend him to anyone looking for a great cardiologist.
    Submitted: January 21, 2016
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    I recently saw Dr. Wong for the first time at Vancouver General Hospital. My physician felt I needed to see him based on an suspicious echo cardiogram. I found Dr. Wong to be gracious, polite and extremely informative. He answered all of my questions, provided me with information to take home, as well as directing me to this website to view his educational video dashboard on heart health topics. I would recommend Dr. Wong to anyone seeking a great cardiologist.
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Was lucky enough to get a referral to Dr. Graham Wong a Cardiologist at VGH in Vancouver fro my heart condition and I could have not been more lucky. He was attentive and gave me some great information upon my condition. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a good cardiologist.
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Found Dr Graham.Wong to be attentive and a good listener. He had good suggestions on a plan of action and provided me with good educational information on my AF
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Found Dr Graham Wong to be a.very good cardiologist. I was referred by my family doctor and I could not be more.happy. gave me a.good plan and good material on my condition.
    Submitted: January 13, 2016

Cardiologist Health Talks – Take a look at your local options in Vancouver

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    The front line practitioner in treating and diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation is often the cardiologist who can prescribe the right medication to help you. However there are often many other practitioner who can help with diet and exercise that are contributing factors to AF. Therefore when dealing with AF the primary contact is often a local Cardiologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Graham Wong.
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    When dealing with preventing heart attacks in patients at risk a Cardiologist is often the first line person who can help you. However increasingly other health care practitioners play a part in the over plan to get someone healthier and in shape to help with cardiovascular disease. When looking at who can help you with preventing heart attacks in patients at risk a consider a Cardiologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Graham Wong.
  • wong cardiac how long a stent can last in the body
    The local practitioner in treating and diagnosing Increasing Chest Pain and Cardiac Stents is often the cardiologist who can prescribe the right medication to help you. With diet and exercise you can often help significantly . Therefore when dealing with Increasing Chest Pain and Cardiac Stents the primary contact is often a local Cardiologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Graham Wong.
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    When dealing with Weight Loss and Maintaining a Healthy Body Mass Index in patients a Cardiologist is often part of the team that will help you. However increasingly other health care practitioners play a part in the over plan to get someone healthier and in regards to Weight Loss and Maintaining a Healthy Body Mass Index in relation to cardiovascular disease. When looking at who can help you with weight loss in relation to preventing heart attacks in patients at risk consider a local Cardiologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Graham Wong.
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    Managing High Blood Pressure Through Diet and Exercise is often quarter backed by a cardiologist as well as potentially a nutritionist and a family GP. If you are faced with high blood pressure consider all your options knowing it might start with a local Cardiologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Graham Wong.

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