Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

5 Ways to Recognize Heart Failure

Many people have heart failure and don't even know it. Learn how to recognize heart failure and where to get treatment.

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.

5 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol, our primary care doctors will develop a treatment plan for you that may include medication, lifestyle changes or other intervention methods.

6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease

You know the healthy choices that are good for your heart. The choices to help prevent heart disease. Yet sometimes they aren’t enough and heart disease can’t be prevented.

Ambulance or Antacid? Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms

Do you know when you should call an ambulance over simply taking an antacid? Take our short quiz and see if you can tell the difference!

4 Numbers You Need to Know

Primary care doctors monitor how healthy you are so they can help keep you that way. Here are four numbers you need to know so you can live a long, healthy life.

5 Things to Know about Statins

If you are at risk for heart disease or have been diagnosed with heart disease, your doctor may recommend a statin to lower your cholesterol. Here are the top 5 things to know about statins.