02/23/2005

Heart Disease to be Topic of “Doctors on Call” Feb. 24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans today. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess weight are just some of the risk factors.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about heart disease in a live presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 24, on West Virginia Public Television.

Abnash Jain, M.D., is the section chief of cardiology at WVU. He received his medical degree from Chandigarh University in India and his specialty training at Queens University in Ireland and Northowaram Hall Hospital in England. His special interests include invasive cardiology and coronary care.

Anthony Morise, M.D., is a cardiologist at WVU. He received his medical degree and specialty training from the University of Vermont. His special interests include nuclear cardiology and exercise testing.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

            This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
johnsa@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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