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Medicine: Stroke Treatment (Part I) #848246

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 03, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The start of a special series "Stroke: Road to Recovery" introduced.

(New York: Jon LaPook) Ways to improve the time factor in treating strokes with the drug TPA examined; scenes shown of a drill at Harlem Hospital to reduce the time to treat a stroke patient; diagram of how TPA treatment works shown; details given of the use of the Internet & of a bat venom drug. [Harlem Hospital Dr. Oladjide WILLIAMS†- explains how clotbuster drugs work.] [Massachusetts stroke victim Evelyn ROY, Massachusetts General Hospital stroke center Dr. Lee SCHWAMM†- comment on her treatment.] [Patient Jeff PORTER - comments on his recovery.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon

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