Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Iowa City IA

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.

Linda M Lee, MD
(319) 339-3883
540 E Jefferson St
Iowa City, IA
Business
Iowa City Heart Center PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Nikhil Iyengar
(319) 356-2706
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Abdullah A Alwahdani, MD
200 Hawkins Dr # E318-5GH
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1997

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Erik Branin Schelbert, MD
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr # E318-5GH
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1995

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R Edens
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Dr.James Rossen
(319) 356-3413
200 Hawkins Dr # 4212RCP
Iowa City, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Hospital: University Of Iowa
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Donald Dean Heistad, MD
(319) 356-2706
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1963

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Richard E Kerber
(319) 356-2739
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nicholas H Vonbergen
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Mohamad Allam, MD
(319) 384-8001
200 Hawkins Dr # 1600-JCP
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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