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Ambulance or Antacid?

Published: Jun 21, 2017

Do you know when you should call an ambulance over simply taking an antacid? Take our short quiz and see if you can tell the difference!

If you have smoked for many years, you may want to think about getting a lung cancer screening. We've outlined three simple steps for scheduling one.

5 Things to Know about Statins

Published: Jun 29, 2017

If you are at risk for heart disease or have been diagnosed with heart disease, your doctor may recommend a statin to lower your cholesterol. Here are the top 5 things to know about statins.

Under the care of Dr. Thurston Bauer, Joe Lee Crawford received the life-saving ECMO treatment after battling congenital heart disease and will now be able to live a full life.

Charlie Meabon is only in his mid-30s and had a heart attack. Here's how he found life afterward.

Hazel Mooney of Hot Springs Village has Watchman device implanted in heart to guard against atrial fibrillation.

Brian Frane is an exercise physiologist with Heart Clinic Arkansas. He’s training Tangela Harris-McClendo to be her healthist after having open heart surgery.

Ronald Evans is out and gardening again thanks to his heart surgery. His primary care physician caught a heart murmur, and Dr. Aravind Rao performed a life saving surgery.

Marcia Atkinson, MHSA, vice president\administrator of the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, heads the largest cardiology practice in the state.

What's Behind Your Racing Heart?

Published: Feb 8, 2017

We often associate love and romance with long walks on the beach, cozy dinner dates and even a racing heartbeat and sweaty palms, but a racing heartbeat isn’t always a good thing.

Katherine Sheffield's heart failure kept her from the things she loved. CHI St. Vincent's new heart failure clinic helped the 46 year-old get back to her five kids and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Bauer is continuing that tradition as a cardiac surgeon at the same hospital where his relatives made their mark, but his course to the surgery suite was a roundabout one.

An aortic aneurysm can be life-threatening and is more common in older men and smokers than other groups.

Q&A: TAVR with Dr. Aravind Rao

Published: Oct 24, 2016

Severe aortic stenosis is a serious heart valve disease that restricts normal blood flow to the entire body. Your lungs, brain and body don’t get the oxygen-rich blood they need to function.

Arkansas farmer Kenneth Cole discovered his high blood pressure during regular visits to his primary care physician.

Chuck Lange is fearless. A Vietnam veteran, Chuck has conquered smoking, heart attack, cancer and now atrial fibrillation with Watchman device.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) offers heart patients a less invasive treatment option than open heart surgery.

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