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At the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, our cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals provide the latest treatments for all forms of heart disease -- from common problems to rare or life-threatening conditions.

Whether you've been referred for diagnostic testing, cardiac treatment or disease management, your best interests are at the heart of every medical recommendation we make and care option we provide. A full range of advanced coronary interventional procedures, such as angioplasty and stent implantation, are also performed by our cardiac specialists.

Cardiologists at CHI St. Vincent work to prevent heart disease as well as to treat it. Your cardiologist may conduct a variety of cardiac tests to gain important information about your heart and circulation. For example, you may have an exercise tolerance test that involves walking or jogging on a treadmill. This test can detect heart disorders that could be missed while you are at rest. Another common test is an echocardiogram that takes sound wave pictures of your heart. There are no side effects or pain involved. This test can provide a wealth of information about the four chambers of your heart, problems with your heart valves and the strength of your heart muscle.

If a problem is diagnosed, your cardiologist will develop a treatment plan and work with your primary care provider to manage your ongoing healthcare needs. 

Whether this includes medication, lifestyle changes or surgery, your cardiologist will become a partner of your healthcare team.

Locations

Our Heart Institute includes hospital facilities at Hot Springs, the Infirmary (Little Rock) and North (Sherwood). Our team includes Heart Clinic Arkansas (the state's largest cardiology group) as well as heart surgeons at CHI St. Vincent Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic - Little Rock, CHI St. Vincent Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic - Kanis and CHI St. Vincent Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic - Hot SpringsFrom aggressive diagnostic routines to the latest surgical procedures to heart health education, we offer a comprehensive continuum of care.

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