Heart Health

Diabetic Heart Disease

Right now, over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and 1 in 4 people don’t even know they have it. Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose level becomes too high.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at Tri-County​ ​Heart Institute​, explains how cardiologists treat their patients with diabetes.

Also, 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.

WEB EXTRA:  For more information about diabetes, go to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Introduction to Diabetes Web page.

Heart Health & Cancer

As if heart health isn’t challenging enough, for patients undergoing cancer treatment there are several serious side effects to be aware of.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at Tri-County Heart Institute, explains that if you have chest pain or trouble breathing during breast cancer treatment, it's important to talk to your doctor right away to figure out exactly what's happening.

WEB EXTRA:  Breastcancer.org suggests some tips to stay heart-healthy during cancer treatment: