Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

Dial 9-1-1 for All Medical Emergencies - Even Those Not Related to the Coronavirus

If you or someone around you has symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, the safest and fastest way to get to the emergency room is by calling 9-1-1. All CHI St. Vincent hospitals have measures in place to protect our patients from infection and from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Staying on Her Feet is no Longer Painful for Patient with Peripheral Artery Disease

Treatment for an often overlooked vascular disease ended Dale Smith's leg pain and brought her life back to normal.

Recognizing the Symptoms of a Heart Attack Saved Nicole Kaemmerling

When Nicole Kaemmerling felt a crushing pain in her chest, she did not hesitate, but went straight to the emergency room.

Tanie Green visits Dr. Yalcin Hacioglu for Relief from Leg Pain

Tanie Green's legs were often swollen and painful. Dr. Yalcin Hacioglu treated her for Chronic Venous Insufficiency. It changed her life.

ECMO Therapy Saves Mother

Mother of two comes into ER suffering from what she thought was the flu. Thanks to the quick action of the physicians, she was immediately put on ECMO therapy which saved her life.

Cardiac Rehab Improves Your Heart's Future

Cardiac rehab can help you do the things you know you need to do to have a healthy heart.

Local Brothers Have Open-Heart Surgery Months Apart

Two brothers from Van Buren underwent open-heart surgery this year, within months of each other, to take care of the same dangerous genetic condition.

Routine Wellness Exam Saves Vic O'Neal's Heart

Vic O'Neal credits Dr. Kristi Sutton with saving his life. THV11's latest Wear the Gowns featured O'Neal's story and the importance of having an annual wellness exam.

Ronald Evans' Heart Surgery Journey with Dr. Aravind Rao

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.