Early Detection and Preventative Care for Heart Disease

As the leading cause of death in the United States, even more important is the need for early detection and preventative care for heart disease.

Understanding Family History and Heart Disease

Family history is one of the leading risk factors for developing heart disease. Unlike a healthy diet, exercise or tobacco use, you have little control over your family history so it is important to understand its impact on your health.

Does Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis Increase With Age?

As many as one out of every 25 Americans over age 60 will be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, but this heart condition can develop at any age with some patients as young as 20 and 30.

Routine Check-Ups and Heart Health

When was the last time you spoke with your cardiologist? Heart healthy lifestyle choices are great, but routine check-ups with your doctor are essential to combat heart disease.

Advancing Heart Care Resources for Southwest Arkansas

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs serves the Southwest Arkansas community with comprehensive heart care services and the latest technology.

When Does Heart Disease Require Surgery?

CHI St. Vincent cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael Bauer answers some common questions about when heart disease requires surgery and what that path looks like.

Heart Disease Differences in Men and Women

As the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, heart disease is not unique to one sex, but there are differences in how and when heart disease presents in men and women.

Steps to Monitor Your Heart Health at Home

While there's no replacement for regular communication with your cardiologist, Dr. Jason Pelton shares some steps you can take a home to monitor your heart health.

Q&A: Recovering from Heart Surgery

For the time when heart surgery becomes necessary, CHI St. Vincent cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Frederick Meadors answers common questions about the road to recovery.

Laugh Out Loud!

April is National Humor Month. The goal is to raise awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. As humans, we all share a variety of emotions that impact our psychological and physiological wellbeing.

CHI St. Vincent’s Team Approach to Heart Care

As Arkansas' largest network of heart specialists, the cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute pride themselves on a collaborative approach to heart care.

Marching Toward Better Health

During March, the National Sleep Foundation celebrates the benefits of sleep. Since sleep habits do impact our well-being, it is imperative to make steps toward improving our sleep.

Recognizing Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, can lead to complications such as stroke and congestive heart failure when left untreated, so it’s important to recognize the symptoms of AFib.

Building a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, but can often be prevented with lifestyle changes and routine checkups with a cardiologist.

Expanding Minimally Invasive Alternatives to Open Heart Surgery with Transcaval TAVR Procedure

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute recently became the first in Arkansas to successfully perform the Transcaval TAVR heart procedure, a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery.

Prioritizing Heart Care for Women in Arkansas

Nearly 80-percent of cardiac events can be prevented with early detection and proper care. Dr. Nazneen Tata explains what to look for any why you need to make heart health a priority.

Get on Your Feet in Celebration of American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, which makes it a perfect time to focus on heart health. You can reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes by dancing.

When Does Chest Pain Require Medical Care?

It can be hard to know the difference between common chest pain and something that requires a trip to your doctor or the ER. Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi answers some of the most common chest pain questions.

Heart Monitoring and Smartwatch Technology

While smartwatch heart monitoring does not replace routine checkups with a cardiologist, the wearable tech has led to the discovery of heart health issues like atrial fibrillation.

Understanding Angina and Nitroglycerin Use

When it comes to angina, one of the most common types of chest pain, Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi says it's essential for patients to understand their treatment options, particularly the use of nitroglycerin.