Heart Health

The Heart of Diabetes

People with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or a stroke, than people without diabetes. They are also more likely to have certain risk factors which increase the chances of having heart disease or stroke, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist with Tri-County Heart Institute explains how diabetes can put a strain on your cardiovascular system.

As part of your heart health commitment, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. where you’ll enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Breast Cancer and Your Heart

If you are one of the three million women in this country living with a history of breast cancer, you may be at risk for heart disease. Earlier this year, the American Heart Association issued a warning for women with breast cancer. Dr. Nitza Alvarez, a cardiologist with the Tri-County Heart Institute talked to us about what breast cancer patients need to know about their heart health.

As part of your heart health commitment, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. where you’ll enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.