Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Stephenville TX

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.

Bhagwandas D Gokul, MD
(254) 968-6051
150 River North Blvd
Stephenville, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1966

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Sreenivas Gudimetla
(254) 968-6051
150 River North Blvd
Stephenville, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Faber F McMullen, MD, FACC
(713) 664-9815
4533 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Armando P Simon, MD, FACC
8452 Fredericksburg Rd # 265
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Stuart Wise, MD
(210) 655-7001
540 Madison Oak Dr Ste 540
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Poongodhai Ramachandran
(254) 968-5000
2291 Northwest Loop
Stephenville, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles Roeth, MD
(210) 615-1366
4330 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
Business
William Craig MD
Specialties
Cardiology

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Carlos R Lombardo, MD, FACC
(409) 899-4747
2955 Harrison St Ste 204
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Francis Bode, DO
(972) 660-3996
1306 Danish Dr
Grand Prairie, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1970

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Shea Hailey, DO
(409) 747-8778
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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