Heart Health

At The Heart Of It

When it comes to the heart, believe it or not, women are very different from their male counterparts. So much so, that it inspired Dr. Nitza Alvarez at Tri-County Heart Institute to write a book about the subject. She sat down with us to talk about the differences between men and women and why she wrote her book, Heels vs Ties.

 Also, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief discussion on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez to help people incorporate physical exercise into their routines.

We caught up with Dr. Alvarez recently as she moved her weekly Walk-With-A-Doc to the Leesburg Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Mistletoe Trot 5k in December.  The 5k serves as a fundraiser for the LRMC Foundation. Tri County Heart Institute sponsored one of the water stations, while Dr. Alvarez and a few of her patients enjoyed a leisurely walk around Silver Lake.

First Impressions Count

First impressions count a lot and as the saying goes, “there is no second chance to make a good first impression.”

For Tri-County Heart Institute patient David Burtless, it was fate that brought him to his new cardiologist… a referral from another doctor. He shared with us what that first impression meant to him.

Also, 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.