Cardiologists Delavan WI

But as grim statistics keep piling up—79.4 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease—an increasing number of doctors, some of whom call themselves the new cardiologists, have begun to question this single-minded approach.

Stephen J Welka
(262) 767-8000
248 Mchenry St
Burlington, WI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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David Lee Tedrick, MD
(727) 772-6005
248 McHenry St
Burlington, WI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1972

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Larry Howard Weinhaus, MD
(608) 252-8230
1313 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital Med Center, Madison, Wi
Group Practice: Dean Clinic

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German Larrain, MD
(715) 847-2611
500 Wind Ridge Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Chile, Esc De Pregrado, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, Wi
Group Practice: Marshfield Clinic Wausau Medical Center

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Robert Barry Roth, MD
(414) 271-1633
2315 N Lake Dr Ste 613
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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James T Moran
(262) 767-8094
248 Mchenry St
Burlington, WI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ryan Cooley, MD
(262) 250-5130
960 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI
Business
Wisconsin Electrophysiology Group
Specialties
Cardiology

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Mahmood Mirhoseini, MD
(414) 643-1066
N124W16862 Lovers Ln
Germantown, WI
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Francis Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Lukes Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Heart & Lung Institute Of WI

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Dr.Michael Earing
(414) 805-3666
b165, 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Daniel T Kincaid
(715) 838-5222
1400 Bellinger St
Eau Claire, WI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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A Change of Heart

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By James Keough

Ever since the 1950s, when the Framingham Heart Study established a correlation between high cholesterol and heart attacks, doctors have focused on lowering cholesterol as a way to prevent heart disease. For years they’ve told us to accomplish this by eating a low-fat diet and exercising and, if that failed, by taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. But as grim statistics keep piling up—79.4 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease—an increasing number of doctors, some of whom call themselves the new cardiologists, have begun to question this single-minded approach.

Another statistic helps explain why: More than half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels. That means their total cholesterol score is below 200 mg/dl, the limit set by the National Cholesterol Education Program in 2001. Does that mean you don’t need to worry about cholesterol? Simply put, no. “Cholesterol’s important,” says Stephen Devries, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology and Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University, “but it’s one part. There are other metabolic risks that are not typically measured in most medical encounters.”

The new cardiology arose out of a collective realization that new opportunities existed for better (and earlier) diagnosis, creative noninvasive treatment, and even outright prevention. In redirecting their energies and practices—often at a significant loss of income since they perform fewer interventions—the new cardiologists use more refined tests that measure more than cholesterol. And they’ve developed new protocols for nutritional supplements to correct the imbalances those tests reveal.

None of them has completely abandoned the more traditional tools of cardiology, however. They instead seek to use them more appropriately and generally only after trying natural approaches. Devries says simply, “I’m very goal oriented, so I try natural approaches first, and if they don’t work and I believe that someone needs to get his cholesterol down, I move on to statins. And I think that’s a good thing. I’m glad they’re around.”

Old school
In the more conventional view of heart disease, elevated cholesterol levels in the blood create plaque in the coronary arteries, which causes them to narrow and become diseased. Doctors used to think the plaque itself blocked arteries and caused a heart attack, but they now know that a specific type of plaque ruptures and starts a chain reaction: Blood clots form to stanch the wound, and then part of the clot breaks off, dams up an already narrowed artery, and causes a heart attack.

Until recently, determining who had heart disease was difficult without actual symptoms, primarily chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue. So cardiologists put patients through a stress test (such as running on a treadmill) to see if they experienced pain or fatigue and to measure their heart function. Storie...

Author: James Keough

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