From the Heart - Q&As

Osteoporosis and the DEXA Scan | Arkansas Heart Hospital

What is Osteoporosis and the DEXA Scan? Q&A with Dr. Eric Martin

Did you know roughly half of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D? The role of vitamin D is threefold. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions like a steroid hormone, and is important for bone health, immune system function, heart health and muscle function. It’s also necessary in order for calcium to be…Read more

Should You Get The Flu Shot | Arkansas Heart Hospital

Should You Get A Flu Shot? Q&A with Dr. Peyton Card

Flu season is upon us, meaning it’s time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot. The recommendation is for everyone to get vaccinated each year, especially infants and senior adults. But for heart patients, should you get a flu shot as well? We asked Dr. Peyton Card, internal medicine, if the recommendation was…Read more

How to treat afib | Arkansas Heart Hospital

How To Treat AFib While Traveling This Summer

As the summer travel season takes off, patients who cope with atrial fibrillation (afib) might wonder how to treat afib while traveling and what risks traveling poses. We sat down with electrophysiologist Dr. Monica Lo (a physician who treats heart rhythm problems) to ask her about any risk factors with airplane travel or long road…Read more