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Dr. Kevin Pistawka

Dr. Kevin Pistawka

MD,MC, FRCSC,
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

Are there alternative drugs to Warfarin?

A:

Warfarin is a longstanding, commonly used medication used to treat atrial fibrillation. While it is widely used, it can be tricky to monitor when it comes to other medications you may be taking, as it can have many interactions with various drugs. Something as simple as your diet can affect your warfarin levels. Speak with your physician to understand the appropriateness of warfarin in treating your atrial fibrillation.

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Warfarin and New Alternatives

Dr. Guy Fradet

Dr. Guy Fradet

MD, FACS, FRCSC
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Kelowna, BC
Q:

How long will total recovery after coronary artery bypass surgery take?

A:

There are several factors that will influence each individual's recovery time following a CABG surgery, You will be given guidelines around lifting to follow, and your surgeon will evaluate your recovery after 6 weeks. If your bone has healed and you have the ok to lift again, you can expect another 4-6 weeks until you regain normal muscle strength in your arm. In total, you can expect around 3 months for total recovery.

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Post-Operative Recovery for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is childhood vaccination important?

A:

A baby is born with a certain amount of immunity given by their mother, and they also receive immunity through breast milk. This gradually fades over time, and it leaves the baby/child unprotected when it can be exposed to potential illnesses. Following the suggested vaccination schedule for babies and children helps them fight illness and build their immunity. Some of the diseases prevented by vaccines are potentially fatal, so it is important to make sure your children are immunized.

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What are Vaccines and How Can They Protect Your Child?

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