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.
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.
A blocked coronary artery is incredibly dangerous. Dr. Yuba Acharya, Interventional Cardiologist, describes the causes and symptoms of a blockage.
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.
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.
Dr. Anthony Fletcher, Interventional Cardiologist at CHI St. Vincent, describes the people at most risk for high blood pressure.
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.
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.