Cardiovascular Disease Specialist West Hartford CT

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.

Haris Athar, MD
(860) 545-5294
97 S Main St Apt 201
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Fred Gilbert Rubin, MD
(860) 241-6077
85 Seymour St Ste 905
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: U Conn Health Ctr-John Dempsey, Farmington, Ct; Hartford Hosp, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Cardiac Care Assoc

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Bekir H Melek
(860) 241-6077
85 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Steven Bruce Goldblatt, MD
(860) 246-8881
100 Retreat Ave Ste 403
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Hartford Hosp, Hartford, Ct
Group Practice: Goldblatt & Ruffett

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Robert C Gallagher
(860) 522-7181
85 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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David Madigan Casey, MD
97 S Main St Apt 303
West Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard A Berning
(860) 545-9216
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Melissa J Ferraro-Borgida, MD, FACC
(860) 545-3646
100 Retreat Ave Ste 811
Hartford, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Stephen Kastoff
(860) 522-0604
85 Seymour St # 719
Hartford, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Lawrence M Pareles
(860) 249-9175
85 Seymour St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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