The Great Gender Divide

High blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking are well-known risk factors for heart attack. But do they affect men and women to the same degree? Today, there’s been a shift in thinking and it has become increasingly clear that gender has a significant impact on heart disease. Dr. Nitza Alvarez of Tri-County Heart Institute in The Villages spoke to us about some of the things women experience when facing a heart event.

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.