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Dr. Frank Halperin

Dr. Frank Halperin

MD, FRCPC, FACC
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

A:

Some people can have episodes of atrial fibrillation and experience no symptoms. Other people can have several symptoms which are linked with atrial fibrillation. These include heart flutters (palpitations), and shortness of breath. These people may notice a decrease in their ability to exercise or exert themselves. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit your physician.

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Dr. Elise Balaisis

Dr. Elise Balaisis

MD, FRCPC
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are foreceps?

A:

Forceps are little metal spoons that can be used in order to help guide babies out through the vagina.

Occasionally, when some woman is fully dilated and has been pushing for a while, she needs a little bit of help in order to guide the baby down and out. 

Oftentimes forceps are used if the baby is in distress and needs to come out a little bit quicker.  

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What Forceps Are Used for In Child Birth

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How does a neurologist help stroke patients?

A:

Neurologists are doctors who specialize in problems with the nervous system. When stroke patients arrive at the hospital ER, they may be involved in their care. During a hospital stay after a stroke, a neurologist will help drive the treatment and recovery of a patient, and also prepare them for discharge and follow-up care.

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Role of a Neurologist if you have Suffered a Stroke