Heart Health

Preaching Heart Health

February was a busy month for Tri-County Heart Institute cardiology specialist, Dr. Nitza Alvarez, who spent a great deal of Heart Health month raising awareness about cardiac conditions and prevention.

We caught up with her at the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages where she appeared as the guest lecturer at their Health Education Speaker Series.

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.

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.