04/18/2005

Stroke to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ April 21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and was considered untreatable for centuries. Today, quick medical attention and rehabilitation offers hope for stroke patients. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about stroke in a live presentation of  “Doctor’s on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, on West Virginia Public Television.

Claudette Brooks, M.D., is a neurologist at WVU. She received her medical degree at Ross University in the West Indies and her specialty training at WVU and the Mayo Clinic. Her special interests include stroke and aneurysms.

Ansaar Rai, M.D., is a neuroradiologist at WVU. He received his medical degree from Agha Khan University in Pakistan and his specialty training from WVU. His special interests include stroke intervention and imaging.

 “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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