Heart Health

Heart to Heart

We have all heard of a heart attack. And we have heard of heart failure. These two cardiovascular diseases affect hundreds of thousands of people in this country every year. But if you were asked to explain the difference between the two diseases, could you?

We sat down with cardiologist, Dr. Nitza Alvarez at the Tri-County Heart Institute to find out the difference between the two cardiovascular killers.

Men’s Heart Health

Last year, as part of their national “MENtion It” campaign, the Cleveland Clinic surveyed more than 500 men ages 18 to 70 across the United States and found that only three in five men get an annual physical, and just over 40 percent go to the doctor only when they fear they have a serious medical condition.

Dr Nitza Alvarez of Tri County Heart Institute in the Sharon Morse Building in The Villages AND one of her patients tells Hometown Health what every man needs to know about preventing heart problems.  

More Articles ...

  1. Walk With A Doc