Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Kirksville MO

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.

Charles L Pritchard
(660) 626-2235
800 W Jefferson St
Kirksville, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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John R Raabe, MD
(314) 965-3032
13358 Manchester Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Optima Heartcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Narin Arunakul
(417) 336-4112
1150 State Highway 248
Branson, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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John Allen Grover, MD
16555 Manchester Rd
Grover, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Francisco Lammoglia
(816) 221-1221
5514 Corporate Dr # 150
Saint Joseph, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Lowell Ian Gerber, MD
(660) 627-2888
23319 Briar Oaks Trl
Kirksville, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Tampa Gen Hosp, Tampa, Fl
Group Practice: Martin Cardiology

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Sudhir K Jain, MD
(314) 894-4900
11124 S Towne Sq
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Division of Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Stephen J Pieper
(314) 993-6969
450 N New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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DeMetrios George Maragos
(816) 415-1900
1530 N Church Rd
Liberty, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Howard I Kurz, MD
(314) 747-4451
660 S Euclid Ave # 8086
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo

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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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