Dr. Nitza I. Alvarez is a board-certified cardiologist and one of the leading experts on women’s heart diseases.
Dr. Alvarez completed her medical graduation with honors from Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico in 2003, which earned her a membership of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She later moved to Albany, NY, where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center. Then, she followed it up with a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. Subsequently, she moved to The Villages, Florida and has been offering medical care to her patients there ever since.
Over the years, Dr. Alvarez has developed a nurtured a keen interest in preventive cardiovascular medicine and the management of arrhythmias. Plus, she promotes preventive care among her patients and emphasizes the importance of making it a lifestyle choice. Finally, as an avid runner, she sets an example for everyone else.
Memberships & Activity
A renowned specialist, Dr. Alvarez, is a professional member of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association (AHA-ASA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), ASNC, and ASE. At present, Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with Leesburg Regional Medical Center, and Villages Regional Hospital, among other hospitals.
As one of the top cardiologists in Florida, Dr. Alvarez actively organizes and participates in numerous outreach programs. When she is not occupied with them, she loves spending quality time with her husband and two children.
In her new book, Heels vs Ties, she shares a comprehensive guide for women to help them understand their risk for heart disease, what is important to discuss with their doctors, and empower women to take charge of their health.
Dr. Alvarez wants to empower her patients and readers – particularly the females- to take care of their health and become your own health advocate. By doing so, it will help prevent you from becoming a statistic and also change the sad truth that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
Please visit her website, HeelsvsTies.com to learn more about this lifesaving guide.
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