Las enfermedades cardiacas siguen siendo la primera amenaza de salud tanto para los hombres como para las mujeres en Estados Unidos; sin embargo, las investigaciones recientes se concentran mayormente en el hombre. Sabemos que existen diferencias biológicas fundamentales entre ambos sexos. Entonces, ¿por qué permitimos que nuestros médicos nos atiendan como si tuviéramos el mismo tipo de corazón? En este libro, Tacones vs Corbatas, la Dra. Nitza Álvarez comparte una guía integral para las mujeres para ayudarlas a entender su riesgo de enfermedades cardiacas, saber lo que es importante discutir con sus médicos y empoderarlas a tomar el control de su salud.
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Dr. Nitza I. Alvarez is the oldest of 10 siblings, a responsibility which has made her a very determined individual as well as helped to shape her personality and charisma. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico where she completed medical school with honors, becoming a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society- Gamma Chapter, a professional medical organization which recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. She moved to Albany, NY where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases. She later moved to Florida where she has been providing care for her patients through her vast experience and knowledge in the management of cardiovascular disease. She is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Adult Echocardiography by the American Society of Echocardiography(ASE), and Nuclear Cardiology by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). She is a Professional member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA-ASA), ASE, and ASNC. Further, Dr. Alvarez has extensive expertise in the management of woman’s Heart Disease and has a particular interest in the management of arrhythmias and preventive cardiovascular medicine. In fact, she is an avid runner and believes that a healthy lifestyle is the beginning of better heart health. Outside of her practice, she enjoys spending time with her 2 precious children and her husband.