Heart Health

Choosing Cardiac Care

Cholesterol is an important factor in your risk for coronary heart disease. When arteries narrow, your risk for heart attack and stroke increases.

Unfortunately,  Tri-County Heart Institute patient, Richard Vierra, knows far too much about the risk of heart attacks. After two heart attacks he is focused on his cholesterol and very selective about who he chooses to provide his cardiac care.

Also, Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at the Tri-County Heart Institute, 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” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

My Afib Heart

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month, a commitment to spreading awareness about the condition. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

Tri-County Heart Institute patient, John Debilio explains the events leading up to his hospitalization and ultimately the insertion of a pacemaker to control his heart rate.

Also, Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at the Tri-County Heart Institute, 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” lead by Dr. Alvarez.