Our vascular surgeons and cardiologists at St. Bernards Heart and Vascular - Jonesboro offer all aspects of cardiac care in Arkansas. Our Jonesboro cardiologists are extensively trained in both the invasive and the noninvasive areas of cardiac care. Because each of our heart doctors and vascular surgeons in Arkansas is an expert in his or her particular heart care area, you may have an occasion to have both of these groups involved in your care. The noninvasive Cardiologist is specially trained in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, stress testing, carotid and vascular imaging, preventive cardiac care, risk factor identification and modification, research participation, as well as levels of acute care. The invasive Cardiologist is trained in the areas of cardiac cath balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, pacemaker insertion, preventive cardiac care, risk factor modification, research participation, as well as all areas of acute cardiac care.
St. Bernards Heart & Vascular has received three of the highest annual awards bestowed by The American Heart Association based its response in providing rapid, research-based care to heart attack patients.
These awards, known as the Get With The Guidelines® Mission: Lifeline® awards, provide a national initiative to advance care for patients with acute, life-threatening or quality of life-threatening diseases. In particular, St. Bernards Heart & Vascular received a “Gold Plus” award for treating patients experiencing an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—a heart attack that mainly affects the organ’s lower chambers and changes how electrical currents travel through them—and a “Gold” award for treating a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), which occurs when a portion of the heart does not receive adequate oxygen.