Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Breaux Bridge LA

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine.

Yu-Cheng Jeffrey Chen, MD
(337) 981-8131
PO Box 61050
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Vernon Andre Valentino, MD
(337) 269-9777
PO Box 52507
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mike Mounir, MD, FACC
(318) 233-6730
PO Box 51365
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Agostino Ingraldi
(337) 988-1585
2730 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Kenneth D Futch, MD
(337) 234-3249
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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Lester Leo Ducote Jr, MD
(337) 234-3278
PO Box 53428
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La; Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La

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Mounir Mnayer, MD
PO Box 51365
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1971

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John Joseph Mickey, MD
(337) 269-9777
PO Box 52507
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kenneth L Entes, MD
(337) 593-8508
441 Heymann Blvd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Our Lady Of Lourdes Reg Med Ct, Lafayette, La; Lafayette General Med Ctr, Lafayette, La; Womens And Childrens Hospital, Lafayette, La; Med Ctr Of Southwest Louisiana, Lafayette, La

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Mohamad Allam
(337) 234-7779
155 Hospital Dr #301
Lafayette, LA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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By Kris Kucera

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine. In the first study, conducted at the University of Cambridge, researchers charted the vitamin C plasma concentrations of more than 20,000 Europeans between the ages of 40 and 79 for nearly a decade and documented their rates of stroke. “People in the top 25 percent of vitamin C concentrations had a 42 percent lower risk of stroke over 10 years versus those in the bottom 25 percent,” says lead researcher Phyo Myint, MD. “And the effect was independent of major classical risk factors.” Noting that few studies show vitamin C supplements alone prevent stroke, Myint posits that other goodies found naturally in fruit and vegetables, such as bioflavonoids and plant sterols, probably play important complementary roles in stroke prevention.

The second study, at Harvard Medical School, examined more than 1,700 people with hypertension over an average of five and a half years. It found that the participants with vitamin D deficiencies were twice as likely to have heart attacks, strokes, or other serious cardiovascular events than the participants with normal vitamin D levels. Most experts agree that 15 minutes of sun each day or 1,000 mg daily of vitamin D supplements will give you what you need.

Author: Kris Kucera

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