Patient Stories and News About CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute

Schevaun Massey's Journey to Manage AFib Without Blood Thinners

Schevaun Massey’s journey to manage her AFib without blood thinners involved two cutting-edge procedures, TAVR and WATCHMAN and one strong woman

Dana Trawick is Taking Control of Her Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an epidimic in this country. With medication and ablation, Dr. Tom Wallace helps Dana Trawick keep her heart healthy.

Harold Chronister Receives a Heart Pump and a New Lease on LIfe

77-year-old heart failure patient makes history as Arkansas's first recipient of the world's smallest heart pump.

June Johnson Keeps High Blood Pressure in Check

High blood pressure is an indicator of heart disease. Working with her physician, Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi, June Johnson implemented the changes that allow her to maintain her active lifestyle.

Local Brothers Have Open-Heart Surgery Months Apart

Two brothers from Van Buren underwent open-heart surgery this year, within months of each other, to take care of the same dangerous genetic condition.

Patients and CHI St. Vincent Heart Doctors Celebrate Heart Recovery

Celebrating heart recovery and patients who received the Impella heart pump.

Routine Wellness Exam Saves Vic O'Neal's Heart

Vic O'Neal credits Dr. Kristi Sutton with saving his life. THV11's latest Wear the Gowns featured O'Neal's story and the importance of having an annual wellness exam.

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute Hosts Heart Recovery Reunion

All the patients at the reunion benefited from the Impella heart pump, used more at CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute than at any other hospital in Arkansas. CHI St. Vincent has implanted the Impella device, the world's smallest heart pump, in more than 100 patients.

KARK Shares ECMO Joe's Story - New Cardiovascular System

Under the care of Dr. Thurston Bauer, Joe Lee Crawford received the life-saving ECMO treatment after battling congenital heart disease and will now be able to live a full life.

Tangela Harris-McClendo Trains for Health After Open Heart Surgery

Brian Frane is an exercise physiologist with Heart Clinic Arkansas. He’s training Tangela Harris-McClendo to be her healthist after having open heart surgery.

Ronald Evans' Heart Surgery Journey with Dr. Aravind Rao

Ronald Evans is out and gardening again thanks to his heart surgery. His primary care physician caught a heart murmur, and Dr. Aravind Rao performed a life saving surgery.

Heart Failure Clinic Saves Life for Katherine Sheffield

Katherine Sheffield's heart failure kept her from the things she loved. CHI St. Vincent's new heart failure clinic helped the 46 year-old get back to her five kids and eight grandchildren.

Vietnam Vet Beats Heart Attack, Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation with Watchman

Chuck Lange is fearless. A Vietnam veteran, Chuck has conquered smoking, heart attack, cancer and now atrial fibrillation with the WATCHMAN device.