Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Pittsburgh PA

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.

Frederick L Porkolab, MD
(412) 235-5881
4727 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Tri-County Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Dennis A Eberz
(412) 359-6550
1501 Locust St Ste 1070
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas B Pinto
(412) 562-3292
1350 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Madhavi Kadiyala, MD
(917) 806-4203
1420 Centre Ave Apt 2110
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Patrick J Bannon, MD
(412) 232-5550
1350 Locust St Ste 308
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1975

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Prudencio C Lucero, MD
(724) 940-2290
1000 Stonewood Dr
Wexford, PA
Business
Tri State Medical Group Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Frederick William Crock, MD
(412) 232-8011
1501 Locust St Ste 1070
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Pittsburgh Med C, Pittsburgh, Pa; Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Mcc Cardiology Assoc

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Chhaganlal D Ladani
(412) 562-3192
1350 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas B Pinto, MD
(412) 562-3292
1350 Locust St Ste 100
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St John'S Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Arshad Mahmood
(412) 562-3292
1350 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA
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Cardiology

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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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