The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Arkansas Heart Hospital is a comprehensive outpatient center designed for the treatment of non-healing or difficult wounds. We provide state-of-the-art treatment and feature the largest individual patient hyperbaric chambers available.
Patients may refer themselves to our Wound Care Center or be referred by a physician. All patients receive a thorough diagnostic examination by a staff of highly trained physicians and nurses. A comprehensive treatment plan is then developed and is communicated to the patient and their referring physician. Services provided at our Wound Care Center include not only hyperbaric treatment, but also debridement, medications, dressings and individualized support services.
- State of the Art Clinic – largest monoplace hyperbaric chambers manufactured with the ability to treat critically ill patients
- Prompt physician/nurse evaluation
- Comprehensive medical screening, including podiatry, vascular, endocrine/diabetic management
- Close physician supervision and highly trained medical staff
- Emergent referral for acute vascular interventions
- Active physician to physician communication
- Free, designated parking for our wound care patients located within a short walking distance of the Wound Care Center. Our caring staff will come outside and help you get into and out of our Wound Care Center if needed
- Full time registered nurse who is also a certified diabetes educator. She is specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes not only how to manage their condition, but is able to spend as much time as needed with our patients both for educational purposes and emotional support
- Full access to all services provided by the hospital that can be utilized when need be (Emergency Department, Radiology, Leg Clinic, Heart Failure Clinic, Surgery and Catheterization Laboratory, to name a few)
Call 501-219-7900 to schedule an appointment today!
- We only use medical doctors to deliver anesthesia (anesthesiologists), not CRNAs (certified registered nurse anesthetists).
- We provide specialty heart, valve, vascular and general surgery.
- Minimal amount of time in recovery room because patients are transferred back to their own rooms to be with their families shortly after awakening from surgery.
- Aneurysm repair
- Thoracic or Abdominal; may be done open or by endovascular approach.
- Peripheral vascular
- Aorta-Bi-Femoral bypass
- Axillary femoral bypass
- Femoral to popliteal and Femoral to tibial bypass
- CABG (heart bypass) on or off heart lung bypass machine
- Endoscopic vein and radial artery harvesting
- Maze procedure
- Aortic Arch Replacement
- Konno procedures
- Heart Valve repair and/or replacement
- Video assisted Thoracoscopy
- Carotid Endarterectomy, Carotid subclavian bypass
- Laparoscopic procedures
- AICD/Pacemaker lead extractions and epicardial lead placements
- Wound debridement, excision and muscle flaps
- Dialysis shunts
- Hernia repairs
Our device clinic is a specialty clinic responsible for holter monitors, MCT monitors and pacemaker / defibrillator checks for Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday from 8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday from 8:00am – 2:00pm.
To reach us, please call Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic at 501-664-5860.
The goal of our device clinic is to provide safe, compassionate and therapeutic care for patients undergoing device procedures. We also provide a high level of education to patients and their families regarding devices and monitors. Our department is staffed with Registered Nurses and Certified Cardiac Device Clinic Specialists who are certified in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, along with Patient Care Partners who are also certified in Basic Life Support.
- In-clinic device checks
- Remote device checks
- Event monitor hook up in clinic
- Ordering home hook up for event/MCT monitor
- Holter monitor hook up and scanning
- Process report for physician to review for all device checks and monitors
The Peripheral Vascular Institute of Arkansas (PVI) is the first and only institute in the state of Arkansas dedicated to identifying, treating, and managing peripheral vascular disease (PVD). PVD, commonly referred to as peripheral artery disease or PAD, is arteriosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" in the extremities. Often times this hardening of the arteries can decrease blood flow and injure nerves and other tissues. PVI provides a complete complement of interventional and treatment options for patients suffering from PVD. Our specially trained staff can perform simple testing which can lead to diagnosis of this occult disease.
The PVI of Arkansas Provides:
- Compassionate and knowledgeable staff
- High-quality patient care
- Complete angiographic testing
- Endovascular procedures
- Carotid artery and abdominal vascular studies
- Physicians dedicated to detection, treatment and prevention of Peripheral
Vascular Disease (PVD)
With each beat, your heart pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Arteries carry this blood to your organs and muscles. Veins then return the oxygen-poor blood to your heart. This cycle works well when the arteries and veins are healthy. However, if an artery is damaged, blood flow may be slowed or blocked. Consequently, your muscles and tissues don't get all the oxygen they need.
A Healthy Artery
A Damaged Artery
A Narrowed Artery
A Blocked Artery
An artery is a muscular tube. It has a smooth lining and flexible walls that allow blood to pass freely. When active, muscles need more oxygen, requiring increased blood flow. Healthy arteries can adapt to meet this need.
PVD begins when the lining of an artery is damaged. This is often due to a risk factor such as smoking or diabetes. Plaque then starts to form within the artery wall. At this stage, blood flows normally, so you're not likely to have symptoms.
If plaque continues to build up, the space inside the artery narrows. The artery walls become less able to expand. The artery still provides enough blood and oxygen to your muscles during rest. But when you're active, the increased demand for blood can't be met. As a result, your leg may cramp or ache when you walk.
An artery can become blocked by plaque or by a blood clot lodged in a narrowed section. When this happens, oxygen can't reach the muscle below the blockage. Then you may feel pain when lying down (rest pain). This type of pain is especially common at night when you're lying flat. In time, the affected tissue can die. This can lead to the loss of a toe or foot.
Symptoms for PVD include
Often, symptoms affect one limb. If arteriosclerosis is in both limbs, the intensity is usually different in each.
- Cold extremities
- Numbness of limbs
- Lower extremity muscle weakness
- Hair loss on the legs or armst
- Tingling or burning sensation
- Aching pain in feet or toes when Resting
- Pain in extremities
Dee White is Clinical Director of the PVI clinic. View her profile by clicking here
Improving the Future of Cardiovascular Care
Arkansas Heart Hospital’s Clinical Research Department is dedicated to providing comprehensive research support to assist sponsors and investigators by coordinating and facilitating clinical research studies.
For both patients and physicians, our clinical research trials allow the opportunity to gain access to the latest cutting edge technology and treatments before they are commonly available. Because AHH participates in a variety of clinical research trials, we often discover new and better ways to treat our patients. At AHH, clinical research is just another way we are working toward Improving the Future of Cardiovascular Care in Arkansas and around the world.
Clinical Research Experience
Arkansas Heart Hospital has provided 15 years of leadership in heart treatment technologies and is recognized nationally among manufacturers of cardiac devices and drugs as a leading provider of quality heart care. At AHH, we have often been the nation’s leading investigative site for various key research trials. Our investigators have extensive experience conducting clinical research in the following therapeutic areas:
- Coronary and peripheral stents, balloons, catheters, and other therapeutic devices used in the cath lab
- Pacemakers, defibrillators, and other devices and catheters used in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and the practice of electrophysiology
- Various pharmaceutical agents used in providing a broad range of therapeutic cardiovascular care
Interested sponsors please contact:
Jennifer M. Gurley
Director of Clinical Research