Carilion's New Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Helps Diagnose and Control Seizures

[[{"fid":"5841","view_mode":"default","type":"media","attributes":{"height":187,"width":280,"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]Evaluating a patient with epilepsy can be challenging because seizures typically don't occur while a doctor is watching. That's why Carilion's new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is an important addition to patients in the Roanoke region. In the EMU, patients are monitored 24/7. When seizures occur, nurses are on hand to keep the patient safe while monitoring equipment records the brain's activity.  WVTF reporter Beverly Amsler recently spent some time in the EMU with neuroligist Chinekwu Anyanwu, M.D. and one of her patients. You can listen to Beverly's story on the WVTF web site, or stream it from this link: Epilepsy-WVTF Public Radio.wmv

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