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.

Get to Know Your Cardiologist: Dr. Anthony Fletcher

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.

Know Your Numbers and Protect Against Heart Disease: The Silent Killer

High blood pressure and heart disease can be a silent killer, but you can fight back by learning how to know your numbers.

HeartSmart: How to Detect Early Signs of Heart Disease

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.

Nurse’s Compassion Gives Former-Marine Battling COVID-19 a New Lease on Life

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.

Prioritizing Vascular Health and Care for the Heart

Vascular surgeons at CHI St. Vincent work to address the root causes of heart disease throughout the body.

Early Detection and Preventative Care for Heart Disease

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.

How Has Heart Care Changed During the Pandemic?

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.

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.