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Advances in Treating/Detecting Blood Clots

Advances in Treating?Detecting Blood Clots

  A leading cause of death in hospitals and the number one reason for costly hospital readmissions are blood clots. It is a silent killer that now causes more deaths than breast cancer, AIDS and vehicular accidents combined.

Host Keith Shortall speaks with:

Dr. Paul Kim, Assistant Director of Vascular & Interventional Services for Spectrum Medical Group. He is on the forefront of a new DVT treatment study here in Maine.

Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, Founder of the Vein Healthcare Center

Dr. Wesley Zemrak, Doctor of Pharmacy and Anti-Coagulation Specialist at Maine Medical Center

Keith grew up in Thomaston, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to Maine Public in 1989. Keith has taken on a number of roles at Maine Public and is the primary editor of Maine news and feature stories aired on Maine Public Radio, and TV news specials including election debates and the annual live State of the State address. Keith is the host and producer of the weekly political roundtable Across the Aisle and on occasion takes the host chair for the daily call-in news program Maine Calling.