Heart Health

Breast Cancer and Your Heart

If you are one of the three million women in this country living with a history of breast cancer, you may be at risk for heart disease. Earlier this year, the American Heart Association issued a warning for women with breast cancer. Dr. Nitza Alvarez, a cardiologist with the Tri-County Heart Institute talked to us about what breast cancer patients need to know about their heart health.

As part of your heart health commitment, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. where you’ll enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Every Beat of My Heart

Your heart is a very important muscle in your body. It is constantly working.

However, if you have Atrial Fibrillation, also called A-fib, your heart is not working as efficiently as it should.

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month so we sat down with Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist with Tri-County Heart Institute, and one of her patients, to learn more about the condition.

As part of your heart health commitment,you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. where you’ll enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.