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.

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

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George Christopher Vournas, MD
(314) 997-6789
605 Old Ballas Rd Ste 220
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1976

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Julio Edgardo Perez, MD
(314) 362-5363
660 S Euclid Ave # 8086
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1973

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Pei-Ni Jone, MD
(314) 361-8034
1 Childrens Pl Ste 5S30
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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

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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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Attila Kovacs
(314) 996-3200
1020 N Mason Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Anthony Justin Muslin, MD
216 S Kingshighway Blvd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984

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Lisa De Las Fuentes, MD
(314) 747-8163
660 S Euclid Ave # 8086
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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