Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

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.

Electrophysiology Heart Services Expand to Hot Springs

Patients with heart arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation (AFib), are able to be diagnosed and treated close to home.

Dr. Morris Kelley Explains Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is used to diagnose and treat heart disease. This minimally invasive procedure allows doctors to see if there is a blockage in an artery.

Dana Trawick is Taking Control of Her Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an epidimic in this country. With medication and ablation, Dr. Tom Wallace helps Dana Trawick keep her heart healthy.

Harold Chronister Receives a Heart Pump and a New Lease on LIfe

77-year-old heart failure patient makes history as Arkansas's first recipient of the world's smallest heart pump.

June Johnson Keeps High Blood Pressure in Check

High blood pressure is an indicator of heart disease. Working with her physician, Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi, June Johnson implemented the changes that allow her to maintain her active lifestyle.

Advancements in Technology are Strengthening Hearts

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but treatments have improved dramatically. CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute's Dr. Muhammad Waqas explains how technology is saving peoples lives.

Cardiologist, Dr. Trace Garner, at Home in Monticello

Cardiologist, Dr. Trace Garner is at home serving the residents of Monticello and the surrounding area.

Soiree's Ask the Expert with Cardiologist, Dr. Douglas Borg

Soiree Magazine featured Dr. Douglas Borg in their latest "Ask the Expert." He answered common questions about Heart Disease.

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.

KARK Shares ECMO Joe's Story - New Cardiovascular System

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 Finds Life After a Heart Attack with the Help of Dr. John Colleran

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

Watchman Heart Device on Guard for Hot Springs Village's Mooney

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

Tangela Harris-McClendo Trains for Health After Open Heart Surgery

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' 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.

Marcia Atkinson Oversees Largest Cardiology Practice in State

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

Heart Failure Clinic Saves Life for Katherine Sheffield

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.

Vietnam Vet Beats Heart Attack, Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation with Watchman

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

TAVR Gives Heart Patients Less Invasive Choice for Treatment

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