As we get older, we’re more at risk for heart disease. And we can’t change our family history or genetics.
Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S. “Chest pain is the most important symptom of a heart attack. When you have chest pain and you are at risk of having a heart problem, don’t wait for anything. Either call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Take action.
Most people have the classic symptoms – chest discomfort, difficulty breathing with activity, leg swelling, excessive fatigue.
The CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute developed the new HeartSmart Screening Program to help patients identify, manage and treat early signs of heart disease.
Heart surgery is one of the most common medical procedures performed each year, but the experience is new to each patient. Two CHI St. Vincent heart surgeons answers some common questions about when heart disease requires surgery and what recovery looks like.
A CHI St. Vincent nurse's compassion answers the desperate plea for help on behalf of a former-Marine battling COVID-19 hundreds of miles away.
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher served patients across the central Arkansas community for more than three decades. He shares what sparked his interest in cardiology and what it means to him to improve the lives of his patients.
High blood pressure and heart disease can be a silent killer, but you can fight back by learning how to know your numbers.
Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. That's why CHI St. Vincent created the preventative HeartSmart Screening Program.
A former-Marine battling COVID-19 was running out of options in Alabama, but then encountered the compassionate care of a nurse at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.
Vascular surgeons at CHI St. Vincent work to address the root causes of heart disease throughout the body.
Taking care of your heart health doesn’t just mean receiving quality care when a problem presents itself. Successful treatment for heart disease also relies on early detection and preventative care.
Daily life has certainly changed during the pandemic and for many that includes how they receive heart care. Dr. Anthony Fletcher says we should take this opportunity to refocus on the basics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs serves the Southwest Arkansas community with comprehensive heart care services and the latest technology.
CHI St. Vincent cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael Bauer answers some common questions about when heart disease requires surgery and what that path looks like.
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.