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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
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What are the risk factors for heart disease?

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There are 2 groups of risk factors - those that you cannot change (non-modifiable) and those that you can change (modifiable). Non-modifiable risk factors include gender, family history and age. Modifiable risk factors pertain to lifestyle and include diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol intake. You can get more information on your specific risk factors by speaking with your physician.

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Heart Disease Risk Factors

Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What are antiarrhythmics?

A:

Antiarrhythmics are a class of drugs that are used to control atrial fibrillation. They work by ensuring your heart stays in a normal rhythm so it reduces the chance of your heart going back into atrial fibrillation. They can also help restore normal heart rhythm if you do slip back into atrial fibrillation.

Antiarrhythmics aren't necessarily appropriate for every patient with atrial fibrillation, and your cardiologist will consider your atrial fibrillation symptoms and medical condition when prescribing these medications.

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Controlling Atrial Fibrillation with Drug Therapies

Dr. Alastair Younger

Dr. Alastair Younger

MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Foot and Ankle
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
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How is a bunion treated?

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The first line of defence in treating a bunion will likely be changing the shoes you are wearing to avoid placing more stress and pressure on the bunion. If this is not successful in relieving your pain, your doctor may refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss surgical options for addressing the bunion.

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How an Orthopaedic Surgeon Can Help You With Foot Pain and Bunions