Why Choose CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute?

Access. At CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, you have access to the state’s largest and most diverse network of heart specialists. And we are close to home with services in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, Searcy and Conway and more than 25 community locations.

Latest Treatments and Technology for Heart Disease

We use 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.

Each of our six hospital locations has state-of-the-art cath labs, and operating facilities that include traditional and hybrid operating rooms.

Hot Springs Heart Center provides comprehensive services and the latest technology in one convenient location.

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary has been named the top-ranked hospital in Arkansas since 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. We achieved high performing status in all four of the heart-related categories. We are one of two Arkansas hospitals, and one of 14 in the United States to receive Ace Accreditation for Cardiac Excellence of our cath labs which are endowed as the Jack Stephens Heart Institute. We do more than 3,000 catheters a year.

CHI St. Vincent North hospital’s heart services include a STEMI program that provides life-saving treatment for patients experiencing a heart attack.

CHI St. Vincent Morrilton also has advanced emergency capabilities to diagnosis heart problems.

Our partners also include with Conway Regional Medical Center and Unity Health – White County Medical Center where our cardiologists take care of patients close to home.

It’s All About You

We are leading the way in heart care, shifting the focus from procedure to program, from individual doctor to a team of specialists and primary care, from disease to whole-person wellness. Our team includes CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas (the state's largest cardiology group) as well as heart surgeons in Little Rock and Hot Springs. From aggressive diagnostic routines to the latest surgical procedures to heart health education, we offer comprehensive care close to home.

Learn about our care for heart failure, atrial fibrillation, aortic stenosis and heart attack. Hear our patient stories

Heart Institute Expands Electrophysiology Services to Hot Springs

Mar 13, 2018

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute electrophysiologists began seeing patients in Hot Springs on Tuesday, March 13. Drs. Tom Wallace, Mangaraju (Raj) Chakka and Prabhat Hebbar now consult with patients who otherwise would have to travel to a Little Rock clinic to receive care from an electrophysiologist.

This expansion of care to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs makes it easier for patients with heart arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation (AFib), to be diagnosed and treated close to home.

“Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an epidemic in this country,” said Dr. Tom Wallace. “Left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as heart failure and stroke. Many of our patients live in Hot Springs. I am glad that we will be able to see them in a location that is convenient and closer.”

The physicians will see patients in the Hot Springs Heart Center on the CHI St. Vincent campus at 200 Heartcenter Lane. Five full-time cardiologists practice at this location -- Drs. Yuba Acharya, Michael Frais, Oyidie Igbokidi, Nazneen Tata and Srinivas Vengala. They consult closely with the EP specialists and look forward to having Drs. Wallace, Chakka and Hebbar in the Hot Springs office.

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