An Arkansas native and specialist in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Carl Leding is board certified in both cardiology and nuclear cardiology, and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas, he earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1993. He then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and his fellowship in cardiology at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Thereafter, Dr. Leding served his country in the United States Air Force working as a staff cardiologist and flight surgeon. He was an aeromedical consultant at Brooks Air Force Base, along with being director of echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and medical flight screening.

In 2003, Dr. Leding returned home to Arkansas and is now a partner at Arkansas Heart Hospital Clinic. He is also the director of the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at Arkansas Heart Hospital. Dr. Leding provides a full range of cardiovascular services, including CT angiography, echocardiography, coronary and peripheral angiography and intervention, and nuclear cardiology.

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Existing Patients: (501) 219-6467
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

Dr. Andre Paixao is a cardiologist with expertise in preventive and interventional cardiology. Born in Brazil, Dr. Paixao completed his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, followed by a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He went on to pursue interventional cardiology training at the prestigious Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center at Emory University.

Dr. Paixao is a renowned researcher and has been published in the highest-tier medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has a very active academic career as Adjunct Faculty at UAMS, member of the National Cardiovascular Registry Data Registry Research & Publications Committee, and leadership positions in many ongoing research studies. His areas of interest include the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and he performs a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures designed to treat arteries in the heart and legs, as well as valvular heart disease.

Dr. Paixao is the proud father of three children and spends his free time with his wife, son and twin daughters. In addition to seeing patients in the Little Rock clinic, Dr. Paixao offers satellite clinics in Hot Springs, DeQueen and Nashville.

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Existing Patients: (501) 614-3615
New Patients: (833) 733-7244

What patients are saying about Dr. Paixao:

“Dr. Paixao has been my cardiologist for many years and is one of the best.” 

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