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Dr. Kevin Pistawka

Dr. Kevin Pistawka

MD,MC, FRCSC,
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
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Why might I need an implantable defibrillator?

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An implantable defibrillator is essentially a mini version of the AED which is left in the body, similar to a pacemaker. If you have had sudden cardiac death and survived, or are at high risk of sudden cardiac death, an implantable defibrillator could be a lifesaving device for you. Speak with your physician or cardiologist about whether an implantable defibrillator is appropriate for you.

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What is a Defibrillator for the Heart ?

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
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How can my muscles affect my metabolism?

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Muscles are important for keeping your body strong and protecting your bones. But they also use energy and burn calories at a faster rate than other tissues in your body, like fat. The more muscle mass you have in your body, the higher your metabolism will be. You can build your muscles through regular exercise and a healthy diet.

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Obesity and Dieting - Lifestyle Change Verses Crash Diets

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
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What is the best measure of obesity?

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Rather than use BMI (Body Mass Index), it is a better measure of obesity to look at how much abdominal fat a person has. This can be measured by taking the circumference around their waist (waist size). This waist measurement is a good indicator of how much fat is centred around a person's midsection, which can help us understand health risks from being overweight. You can measure your waist yourself, or have a health care worker or an exercise specialist take this for you.

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How Do You Measure Obesity?