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Dr. Guy Fradet

Dr. Guy Fradet

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

What are the advantages of valve replacement done with a catheter?

A:

The main advantages to valve replacement done by catheter is the hospital stay is generally shorter, the recovery is typically faster, and there is less risk of bleeding. The procedure brings a lower risk of infection as well since the chest wall is not opened, as in traditional valve replacement surgery. Your surgeon will review with you the surgical options for your valve replacement procedure.

heart catheter lab

TAVI Catheter Valve Replacement

Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What side effects are possible from my osteoarthritis medications?

A:

Some people experience minor side effects from the anti-inflammatories (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxyn) that include nausea, heartburn or indigestion. There are some potentially serious side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding and even stroke, however these are more rare occurrences. You should contact your physician for any questions related to your specific medications, and if you are experiencing any symptoms that could be caused by your medications.

wade osteoarthritis treatment

Osteoarthritis and Medications - Acetaminophen and NSAIDs

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is psoriasis?

A:

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation. Patches of psoriasis may be red and raised with whitish flaking scales on them. Psoriasis can have a wide range of appearances and symptoms can be mild or severe. 

psoriasis on body

What are Your Treatment Options for Psoriasis