Heart Health

Singing Praises

Going to the doctor can cause a variety of reactions in people. Some people develop such anxiety it actually causes their blood pressure to go up, sometimes known as White Coat Syndrome.

But we spoke to one Tri-County Heart Institute patient who actually enjoys going to his doctor, so much so that he broke out into song about it.

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.

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.