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.

How to Get Back on a Heart Healthy Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is key to healthy heart. Still, it may not always seem easy to stay on a diet and things happen, but it’s never too late to get back on track.

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.

Are Fad Diets Bad For Your Heart?

Along with routine exercise and not smoking, a healthy diet can help improve heart health, but not all fad diets may be good for your heart.

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.

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.

How Much Stress Is Too Much for Your Heart

Stress can dramatically impact on the heart if not properly managed. Dr. Thomas Wallace, a cardiologist with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, shares what warning signs to watch for.

Identifying Chest Pain and Heart Attacks

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi discusses what to watch for and when to seek help when it comes to chest pain and heart attacks.

Stress And Your Heart Health

High levels of stress can lead to a number of cardiac disorders. Dr. Thomas Wallace, a cardiologist with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, answers common questions about the impact of stress on your heart.