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

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.

A Complete Travel Checklist

Published: Mar 17, 2017

If you are traveling for a family vacation or last-minute road trip, make sure you pack appropriately especially if you are on medications!

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.

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.

The Skinny on Pain Management

Published: Jan 1, 2017

AY Magazine gets the facts about pain management from Dr. Carlos Roman, pain management physician at CHI St. Vincent.

Q&A: Summer Safety with Lee Wilbur, MD

Published: Oct 24, 2016

The weather is warmer and kids and families are heading outside. We are seeing quite a few pool and swimming injuries. Water may be fun for children to play with — but it can also be deadly.

The Zika virus is a usually mild disease that's transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem.

If you sneeze a lot, if your nose is often runny or stuffy, or if your eyes, mouth or skin often feels itchy, you may have allergic rhinitis, a condition that affects 40 million to 60 million Americans.

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

You’ve no doubt heard the term ‘Time is Brain’ when doctors talk about stroke. Dr. Ali Krisht, a neurosurgeon at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute at CHI St. Vincent, is an advocate of getting fast treatment for stroke.

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.

Human Papilloma Virus – also known as HPV - is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.

Do you have a primary care physician? Do you know why it is important to have one?

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