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.

Prioritizing Heart Care for Women in Arkansas

Nearly 80-percent of cardiac events can be prevented with early detection and proper care. Dr. Nazneen Tata explains what to look for any why you need to make heart health a priority.

Get on Your Feet in Celebration of American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, which makes it a perfect time to focus on heart health. You can reduce your risk of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes by dancing.

Bariatric Surgery Offers a Reset Button, Not a Cure for Obesity

The bariatric program at CHI St. Vincent is more than weight loss surgery. It's a comprehensive process of diet and education to help people reach their weight loss goals.

Stroke Symptoms and the Risk of Delaying Care

The biggest challenge for doctors treating stoke comes before someone ever reaches the hospital. It's recognizing the signs of a stroke so they can get care quickly.

Q&A: Understanding Joint Pain and Knee Replacement Surgery

Regardless of the cause for joint pain, Dr. Robert Olive Jr. shares steps to manage the pain and provide relief before considering knee replacement surgery.

How to Monitor and Control Diabetes

Approximately one in three people in Arkansas has diabetes or prediabetes. CHI St. Vincent Physician Assistant Laura O’Hern answers common questions about monitoring diabetes at home and with a doctor.

The Risks of Delaying Care

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains just as important that others in the community not delay critical care or avoid a necessary visit to the hospital.

2021 New Year: New Beginnings, New Hope

As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, we do it with new hope. This has been a challenging year around the globe and has affected us all.

Holiday Depression and Seniors

Depression can present anytime of year, but the risk can become particularly high during the holidays for isolated seniors in our communities.

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.

Recognizing Signs of Holiday Depression

For some, holidays can become a time of stress, anxiety or depression. That's particularly true this year and why it is important to recognize the signs of holiday depression.

Self Exams Are Not Replacements For Mammograms

Monthly self exams can help detect breast cancer, but Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit explains why they should be done in addition to clinical mammograms, not in place of them.

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.

The holiday season is here!

The pandemic has created many challenges and has forced us to re-examine and change how we do things. Find your gratitude even in a pandemic.

Robotics Provide New Options for Colorectal Surgery

CHI St. Vincent's Dr. Lee Raley explains how new robotic surgery technology offers minimally invasive surgery options and faster recovery times for colorectal surgery patients.

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.

Understanding Diabetes, Diagnosis and Treatment

CHI St. Vincent Endocrinology Physician Assistant Laura O’Hern explains why it’s vital for everyone to understand diabetes and how it is diagnosed and treated.

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.