Heart Health

Every Beat of My Heart

Your heart is a very important muscle in your body. It is constantly working.

However, if you have Atrial Fibrillation, also called A-fib, your heart is not working as efficiently as it should.

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month so we sat down with Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist with Tri-County Heart Institute, and one of her patients, to learn more about the condition.

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.

Choosing Wisely

When you need to find a cardiologist, it’s important to choose a doctor who's experienced with your specific condition. You’ll also need someone who matches your communication style.

The first step toward improving your heart health and building a great doctor-patient relationship is to make an informed choice.

That’s exactly what Tri-County Heart Institute patient Robert Reardon set out to do when found himself looking for a cardiologist.

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.