Heart Health

Sleep For Your Heart

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don't sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits.

We talked to Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at Tri-County Heart Institute to find out why sleep is so important for our cardiovascular health.

Also, as part of her year-round commitment to help you stay heart healthy, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Preaching Heart Health

February was a busy month for Tri-County Heart Institute cardiology specialist, Dr. Nitza Alvarez, who spent a great deal of Heart Health month raising awareness about cardiac conditions and prevention.

We caught up with her at the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages where she appeared as the guest lecturer at their Health Education Speaker Series.

Also, Dr. Alvarez is committed to helping her patients incorporate physical exercise into their routines. That is why she participates in the Walk With The Doc program. You can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” led by Dr. Alvarez.