07/12/2005

Carotid Disease and Stroke to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ July 14

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Stroke was considered untreatable for centuries, but today, quick medical attention and rehabilitation offers hope for stroke patients. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about carotid disease and stroke in a live presentation of  “Doctor’s on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14 on West Virginia Public Television.

Jeff Carpenter, M.D., is a neuroradiologist at WVU. He received his medical degree from WVU and his specialty training from the University of Pittsburgh. His special interests include stroke imaging.

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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