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Dr. Kevin Pistawka

Dr. Kevin Pistawka

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

Why might I need an implantable defibrillator?

A:

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 ?

Mr. Colin Holyk

Mr. Colin Holyk

BSc (Pharm)
Pharmacist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why should I take my blood pressure a few times in a row?

A:

If you are measuring your blood pressure with a device at home, it is recommended to take a few readings, ideally 2 or 3. If you leave a few minutes in between each reading, your arteries will recover and you will get a more accurate reading. By taking a few in a row, you can average them out for a good indication of your blood pressure.

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What is a Blood Pressure Monitor

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

When should I be screened for colon cancer?

A:

Most people should start regular screening for colon cancer around age 50. For some, there is cause to start screening tests earlier, especially if you have a family history of colon cancer. If you are having concerning symptoms, i.e., blood in your stool, you may be asked to provide stool samples or have a colonoscopy to rule out colon cancer. Visit your doctor if you are having concerning symptoms.

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Colon Cancer Screening & Treatment

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