Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

What's Behind Your Racing Heart?

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.

Quitting Time:  How stopping smoking affects your heart—and overall—health

Shannon Hoey, MNSc, smoking cessation leader, talks about how stopping smoking affects your heart— and overall—health

Better Blood Pressure Control via Lifestyle

It’s possible to lower your blood pressure naturally, without taking medications, by paying closer attention to your lifestyle choices.

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.

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.