WVU Medicine’s Telestroke Program: Rapid Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke
When an blood clot deprives the brain of oxygen, timely intervention is critical. WVU Medicine’s telestroke program uses technology to connect rural hospitals with top neurologists, allowing them to quickly diagnose stroke and determine how to treat the blockage. WVU Medicine radiologist Jeffrey Carpenter, M.D. describes the impact of the program in rural West Virginia.