CCFP Topic: Ischemic Disease

As a brief review, ischemic heart disease or coronary artery disease can be thought of as a spectrum that ranges from stable angina to unstable angina which may progress to myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. As we know, stable angina is caused by luminal narrowing of coronary arteries whereas unstable angina is caused byContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Ischemic Disease”

CCFP Topic: Exam Tips with The Review Course!

Hosts: Eleanor Crawford and Caleb Dusdal Guests: Drs Paul Dhillon and Simon MooreCCFP Exam and Medical Education Gurus and the Duo behind the Nation-Wide ‘The Review Course’. Rather than specific key topic review today, we are very pleased to be able to bring you the gurus of the CCFP Exam and medical education in general,Continue reading “CCFP Topic: Exam Tips with The Review Course!”

CCFP Topic: Heart Failure

Written By: Dr Chris Cochrane, and Dr Sarah Donnelly Reviewed By: Dr Kristin Dawson Heart failure can be confusing and nebulous, so we will do our best to break this down into the key definitions and clinical pearls you’ll need when seeing heart failure in clinic. A lot of today’s information will be coming fromContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Heart Failure”

CCFP Topics: Hypertension

Written By: Dr Jessica Dawson Expert Review: Dr Jennifer Ringrose, Internist in Edmonton, AB Hypertension is one of those issues that we encounter every day in family practice, whether in the office or acute settings. Roughly one in four to one in five Canadian has hypertension. It is a top modifiable risk factor for cardiovascularContinue reading “CCFP Topics: Hypertension”

CCFP Topic: Fractures

Written By: Braedon Paul – PGY1 Victoria, BC Expert Review By: Dr Babak Salamati, Sports Medicine Physician, Regina SK Artwork by: Aikansha Chawla In this episode we e touch on everyone’s favourite clinical decision tools (shout out to our nation’s capital, Ottawa), a little bit about acute and ongoing pain management, age specific considerations (thinkingContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Fractures”

CCFP Topic: Fever

Written By: Karkirat Singh – 4th Year Medical Student – University of Alberta Peer Review: Sarah Donnelly – PGY-2 IM This episode was written, and lovingly crafted by Karkirat Singh, 4th year medical student at the University of Alberta. Fever VS Hyperthermia Fever (usually >38°C) is an elevation in core body temperature seen in infections,Continue reading “CCFP Topic: Fever”

Bonus Episode: Patient Perspectives – Disability

Written and Hosted By: Shaila Gunn MS4 – Vancouver Join Shaila Gunn in a wonderful discussion on the patient perspective of living with disability and experiences with Primary Care. A massive thank you to this episode’s guest Lynda Bennett

CCFP Topic: Fatigue

Written and Researched By: Jessica Dawson – PGY1 Edmonton, AB Peer Review By: Caleb Dusdal First, some definitions. Generally, fatigue is defined as feeling exhausted during or after activity, or as a feeling of not having enough energy to even start activities. You want to try to distinguish this from related complaints like daytime sleepinessContinue reading “CCFP Topic: Fatigue”

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