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Comprehensive Heart Services


At Baptist Health, we believe that healthcare is more than a business; we feel it is a healing ministry and a personal witness of Christian faith.


In keeping with Baptist Health's vision, Baptist Health Heart Institute is dedicated to providing Arkansans with quality, patient-centered care in an environment of Christian compassion and personal concern. Through our Centers of Excellence and heart hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas and surrounding areas have access to a full range of interrelated cardiovascular services that meet all the cardiac needs of Arkansans -- from education and prevention to emergency care and diagnostics, from treatment, intervention and transplantation to cardiac rehab programs.

In our more than 80 years as a heart hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas and other Central Arkansas communities have looked to Baptist Health as a leading Arkansas heart hospital in men and women heart health expertise.

Centers of Excellence

Through our Centers of Excellence, Baptist Health Heart Institute takes pride in offering a full range of care designed to meet all the cardiac needs of the people of Arkansas. We provide 24-hour chest pain centers at all of the Baptist Health Medical Centers, along with the latest in diagnostics and interventions as well as heart surgery and transplants.

Multiple Arkansas Heart Clinic Locations

Baptist Health Heart Institute is dedicated to matters of the heart. We have:

  •   A team of 58 caring cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, all leaders in their respective fields.
  •   The industry's most skilled cardiac nurses and technicians.
  •   Today's most sophisticated technology.
  •   Community Education through the Health Management Centers.

Support Groups for Heart Disease

We know after a heart attack or heart procedure, emotions need healing too. If you or your family has been touched by heart disease, come meet with others at one of our support groups for heart disease. By “sharing and caring,” we learn healthy ways to cope with feelings and feel more comfortable in addressing recovery issues.

To register or find out about dates and times for support groups for heart disease, please call Baptist Health HealthLine at B-A-P-T-I-S-T (227-8478) or 1-888-B-A-P-T-I-S-T.

Heart Disease - How "at risk" are you?

New American Heart Association Cardiovascular Health Assessment Guidelines for Adults:
These assessments should begin at age 20
Weight/ BMI/waist circumference Every 2 years
Blood pressure Every 2 years
Pulse Every 2 years
Smoking, diet, physical activity, stress Every visit
Lipid profile Every 5 years if no other risk factors
Every 2 years if other risk factors are present
Fasting blood sugar Every 5 years if no other risk factors
Every 2 years if other risk factors are present
Global cardiac risk calculation Calculate on all those age 40 or older and
those with 2 or more risk factors

* Note - Assessment guidelines are based on American Heart Association recommendations. Guidelines do not take the place of your personal physician's recommendations.

Cardiovascular Learning Center

Every day brings exciting new advances in cardiac care and treatment. At BAPTIST HEALTH, we believe it's important to make this information available to patients, their families, and members of the community. The Cardiovascular Learning Center is designed to provided quality information about cardiac disorder, cardiovascular health tips, the latest treatment options and procedures, and new medications. It's everything you need to know about the heart in one convenient location. The Cardiovascular Learning Center has a comprehensive library of books and videos available for daily checkout. Topics include:

  •   Prevention of heart disease
  •   High blood pressure
  •   Cholesterol
  •   Medications
  •   Cardiac rehab
  •   Smoking cessation
  •   Women and heart health
  •   A variety of heart procedures and devices

And if you need help with a special question, the Cardiovascular Learning Center is staffed by cardiac professionals during peak hours. You can visit the Cardiovascular Learning Center in the Hickingbotham Outpatient Center, Third Floor 9500 Kanis Road, Little Rock, AR 72205 (on the campus of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock).

Click on any of these links to learn more about Heart Services at each hospital:

For Direct Physician Referral & Appointments: 501-227-8478 or 1-888-BAPTIST(227-8478)

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