Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

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.

Family Ties Connect Surgeon, Dr. Thurston Bauer, with Cardiac Career

Dr. Thurston Bauer is continuing a family tradition as a cardiac surgeon at the same hospital where his relatives made their mark, but his course to the surgery suite was a roundabout one.

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.