Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

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.

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute Returns as Sponsor of 2018 Little Rock Marathon

Medical issues have typically included blisters, muscle cramps, and dehydration, however being prepared for far worse illnesses, including medical emergencies, is an important part of the planning process.

LVAD Program Achieves Center of Excellence Recognition

The CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute has been recognized as a Joint Commission Certified Center of Excellence for its Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program. An LVAD is a surgically implanted mechanical pump that is attached to the heart and is used to treat advanced heart failure.

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.

Do you understand the blood pressure guidelines? Dr. Ghosheh Explains

Cardiologist, Dr. Yazan Ghosheh explains what the new blood pressure guidelines mean for you and what you can do to control your blood pressure.

Heart Institute LVAD Program Achieves Center of Excellence Certification

The CHI St. Vincent Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program is now recognized as a Certified Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission.

Heart Institute Hosts Impella Mobile Learning Lab

Impella Mobile Learning Lab will be at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary on November 13th. Health care providers will get hands-on experience with the world's smallest heart pump and other innovations used in cardiac care.

Heart Institute Hosts Impella Mobile Learning Lab

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute will host a Mobile Learning Lab at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary on Nov. 13, giving health care providers an interactive, firsthand look at the world’s smallest heart pump.

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.

Patients and CHI St. Vincent Heart Doctors Celebrate Heart Recovery

Celebrating heart recovery and patients who received the Impella heart pump.

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!

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.

Infirmary Ranked as Top Hospital in Arkansas for Fifth Year in a Row

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary has been named the top-ranked hospital in Arkansas for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, marking the fifth consecutive year the annual listing has rated CHI St. Vincent Infirmary as the No. 1 hospital in the state.

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute Hosts Heart Recovery Reunion

All the patients at the reunion benefited from the Impella heart pump, used more at CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute than at any other hospital in Arkansas. CHI St. Vincent has implanted the Impella device, the world's smallest heart pump, in more than 100 patients.

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.