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As Executive Vice President for Professional Development of Best Docs Network Houston Television Show, author of two books, singer/songwriter, fashion designer, running a bustling Cardiology Practice, Dr. Annie Varughese is a woman imbued with the spirit of entrepreneurship. Influential women have been seen throughout history to make their mark upon their generation and have created their moment in time to move nations as well as continents.

As queen of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of the most famous female rulers in all of history. Helen of Troy had a face that launched a thousand ships and Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing. Modern times have seen outstanding women leaders including Golda Meir who was an Israeli teacher and politician who became the fourth prime minister of Israel, and Indira Gandhi who showed the world the ascension of a woman into the highest position in the world’s most populous democracy of India.

Keeping to the tradition of influential women in history, Dr. Annie Varughese, MD, FACC, a highly renowned interventional cardiologist and international speaker regarding the issues of Preventive Cardiology and of Women and Heart Disease, practices the art of Cardiovascular Medicine here in Houston and The Woodlands and Conroe areas.

Dr. Varughese is a highly qualified cardiovascular doctor. She raised herself from humble beginnings and attended the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, subsequently completing her residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She then attended The Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine for further training in Interventional Cardiology. She was rewarded for her hard work recently when she was voted one of America’s Top Cardiologists/ Consumer Research Council of America for 2011. She has earned many awards and accolades which include being a member of Trademark’s Who’s Who Among Professionals in America. She is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease, certified in Interventional Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology and she holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Her own private practice, Advanced Cardiovascular Care Center, has been an establishment of the area of Northwest Houston, The Woodlands, and Conroe for over twenty years. She now promotes her message of wellness at medical conventions and seminars all over the world, imploring the public to do the little things that will keep their heart ticking. Having accomplished so much in her own life, she wants to ensure that her patients are, likewise, healthy enough to achieve their dreams.

One may think that a new career in television and running an already bustling practice is quite enough, but Dr. Varughese is a true entrepreneur who is always seeking new and improved ways of bringing life and education to those around her. She has authored two books: The High Octane Teen and How to Be A Healthier Slimmer You. She is a spokesperson for Unicity Balance Glucose Support Supplement and Weight Loss Line. She also has in the office an Antiaging Skin Care Line clinically proven to improve lines, wrinkles and overall skin tone. And now she can add Spa Entrepreneur to her long list of achievements.

The Heart Spa by Dolce Vita Cardio is a concept that was birthed in the mind of Dr. Annie Varughese to bring to the public what researchers have known for quite some time—that vascular flow equals life and that improving blood flow and diminishing Oxidative Stress throughout the body helps significantly to delay the aging process.

The Heart Spa will have advanced technologies and treatments to bring youth and vitality to patients here in The Houston Area. External Counterpulsation Therapy (EECP) will be one of the mainstays of Treatment at The Heart Spa.

External Counterpulsation in randomized controlled trials has been shown to improve Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain and Exercise Tolerance, Erectile Dysfunction, Help in the Prevention of Alzheimers Disease and Improve the Quality of Life as well as Improve New York Heart Association Functional Classification.

Using Unicity International’s highly acclaimed products Balance and Balance Glucose Control we can help in the fight against Oxidative Stress (damage of vessels). These Unicity products come in the form of a fiber drink which has policosanol and phytosterols, two powerful components that target oxidative stress and thereby assist in protecting the vasculature from inflammation and plaque formation.

These simple additions to your daily regimen favor successful vascular Anti-Aging and decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Varughese is passionate about the care of her patients and always strives to bring the foremost in treatment advances to her community and the world. Ask about The Heart Spa by Dolce Vita Cardio today by emailing Dr. Varughese at —take a moment to save a lifetime.

We asked Dr. Varughese where she finds her energy. She credits God, who opens doors, and her parents-her father a pastor and her mother a nurse, as well as her supportive husband and children. She was taught at an early age to minister to the soul and then to the body. She says with passion “Life is short and full of beauty and grace. It is our job to find the things that we love and pursue them.”

Dr. Annie Varughese is also Chair of The American Heart Association Go Red For Women for 2014-2015.

She would be honored to have your presence at our culmination luncheon May, 8 2015 at The Marriott Waterway and wanted to let you know that her mission and vision for the organization is that of bringing awareness regarding two Devastating Entities that affect Women Worldwide:

1. Oxidative Stress/Atherosclerosis

2. Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)

Dr. Varughese says with great passion: “The AHA touches the world regarding research and development in the realms of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. We now know so much about heart attack and stroke due to intense teaching regarding risk factors and modification of risk.

We also know that some disease states show no warning and cause sudden death. My goal is to bring awareness of heart attack, stroke and sudden arrhythmic death that takes the lives of thousands of men and women worldwide every year. Please join me in this campaign with the American Heart Association and let’s change and mend broken hearts!”

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