Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Marshalltown 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.

William York Y Tucker, MD, FACC
(641) 377-3737
PO Box 312
Colo, IA
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Tauseef A Khan
(515) 574-6840
800 Kenyon Rd
Fort Dodge, IA
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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DeNise M Sorrentino
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Abdullah Alwahdani
(319) 768-1000
1221 South Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Shakuntala V Advani
(515) 633-3600
5880 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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Isabella Marla Grumbach
(319) 356-2706
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jeffrey Julian Boyd, MD
(515) 235-5000
2929 Ridgetop Rd
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1985

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John Matthew Pargulski, DO
(515) 263-0900
1250 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jennifer G Robinson
(319) 384-5040
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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