Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Rockingham NC

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.

Moosa Haji Sheikh, MD
(910) 997-3313
115 Mallard Ln
Rockingham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1959

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Alan S Coulson
(910) 205-8909
108 Endo Lane
Hamlet, NC
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Richard Kutnick MD
(212) 879-2628
898 Park Ave
New York, NC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Gary Stewart Niess, MD
(704) 365-5809
2538 Flintgrove Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mark C Heckel, MD
(704) 867-2141
2555 Court Dr Ste 200
Gastonia, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Charles Bower, MD
(704) 283-1990
1000 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1994

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Sidney C Smith Jr., MD
(919) 966-5201
130 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Business
UNC Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Alfred J Rufty
(336) 765-2500
150 Charlois Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Povsic
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Christopher Bull Granger, MD
(919) 668-8900
2400 Pratt St Rm 7005
Durham, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1984

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New Ways to a Healthy Heart

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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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