Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Before causing a heart attack or stroke, heart disease often has subtle symptoms.

Advanced Testing for Diagnosis of Heart Disease

For patients who have signs of developing heart disease, CHI St. Vincent has many of the advances in imaging technology to help diagnose the problem and its severity.

Podcast Episode 2: HeartSmart Was A Restart

The CHI St. Vincent HeartSmart Screening Program revealed Patrick had major blockage and required a triple bypass surgery. Patrick said he's fortunate to be alive and credits his doctor for recommending the program.

Early intervention for heart disease

“The process of plaque buildup starts at a very early age. That’s why it’s important to screen for risk factors for developing heart disease or coronary artery disease early in life,” says Dr. Al-Sarie, an interventional cardiologist with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic.

Chest Pain - Is it a Heart Attack or Something Else?

Quickly see the most common signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how they compare with similar conditions like strokes, heartburn, angina, and more.

CHI St. Vincent Coworker Shares Her Heart Health Testimonial

A CHI St. Vincent shares her heart health testimony including how she almost put her life in danger by pushing aside her symptoms.

Symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Many people have a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD) and they don’t even know it.

How Weight Can Impact Cardiovascular Health

Being overweight has a direct negative effect on your heart health. Dr. Jason Pelton, Interventional Cardiologist, describes symptoms that may indicate there is a heart issue.

How Cardiologists Determine If a Patient Needs a Stent

Chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue should never be ignored. Dr. Yuba Acharya, Interventional Cardiologist, explains how to determine the cause of the symptoms.

Symptoms of a Blocked Artery

A blocked coronary artery is incredibly dangerous. Dr. Yuba Acharya, Interventional Cardiologist, describes the causes and symptoms of a blockage.

Simple Lifestyle Changes to Lower Blood Pressure

When you've been diagnosed with hypertension, there are many simple lifestyle changes that can help lower your blood pressure including watching your sodium intake, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehab at CHI St. Vincent

After a heart attack, heart or valve surgery, or other cardiac disease, CHI St. Vincent offers cardiac rehab. Brian Frame, Exercise Physiologist, explains the benefits of cardiac rehab.

Why Hypertension is Known as the "Silent Killer" and Who's at Risk

Dr. Anthony Fletcher, Interventional Cardiologist at CHI St. Vincent, describes the people at most risk for high blood pressure.

Symptoms and Treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, is when blood flow is restricted because of a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Dr. Yazan Ghosheh, Interventional Cardiology, describes symptoms and treatment of PAD.

Heart Disease Risk Factors

As we get older, we’re more at risk for heart disease. And we can’t change our family history or genetics.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

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.

Heart Disease in Women

Most people have the classic symptoms – chest discomfort, difficulty breathing with activity, leg swelling, excessive fatigue.

HeartSmart Screenings: Taking Charge of Your Heart Health

The CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute developed the new HeartSmart Screening Program to help patients identify, manage and treat early signs of heart disease.

Understanding When Heart Disease Requires Surgery

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.

ECMO and a Nurse’s Compassion Answer Prayers for Former-Marine Battling COVID-19

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.