Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Desert Hot Springs CA

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.

Osamu Fujimura, MD
(760) 322-5033
PO Box 1763
Palm Springs, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kumamoto Univ Med Sch, Kumamoto, Japan
Graduation Year: 1980

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Morakod Lim
(760) 325-1203
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Frank Bernstein, MD
(619) 327-7666
555 E Tachevah Dr Bldg 1W Ste 202
Palm Springs, CA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1977

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Madhusudhan T Gupta
(760) 325-1202
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Saied Habibipour
(760) 416-1376
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Madhusudhan T Gupta, MD
(760) 325-1202
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Desert Reg Med Ctr, Palm Springs, Ca
Group Practice: Desert Heart Phys Med Grp

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George Broder
(760) 325-1203
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Cheryl R Martin
(760) 325-1203
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Narasimha P Rao
(760) 325-1203
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John W Hengesh
(760) 416-1376
1180 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
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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