Walker Heart Institute is dedicated to the care of the heart in all its complexities. Offering an array of comprehensive services and sophisticated techniques in a setting of highly personalized care, Walker Heart Institute provides the most advanced level of cardiovascular treatments, education, research and care to the residents of Northwest Arkansas and beyond.
Studies have shown that surviving a heart attack may depend on choosing the right hospital. From routine diagnostic tests to intensive treatments, Walker Heart Institute maintains leading-edge technology and new discoveries in the heart care field. With angioplasty and cardiac stent placement services available 24/7 and response times from the ER to the cardiac cath lab that are nearly 18% faster than the national average, Washington Regional is recognized as a leader in emergency heart care.
Walker Heart Institute is also home to some of Northwest Arkansas' most promising technological breakthroughs. WHI has been involved in a larger number of clinical trials for cardiovascular diseases. One example was a clinical trial for testing home automatic external defibrillators with critical cardiac patients. Now, these defibrillators and other devices like it are seen in many large public areas such as shopping malls, airports, schools and offices.
Some of the current trials for cardiac patients involve a vaccine to prevent infection after open heart surgery and a study involving how long antiplatelet medications should be given to patients who have undergone a heart catherization with a stent.
Healing Hearts Takes Teamwork...
Experienced, Dedicated Team
Walker Heart Institute is a leader in cardiovascular medicine offering the most advanced and pioneering surgical techniques including minimally invasive heart surgery, intraoperative ablation for treatment of arrhythmia, beating heart surgery, and heart bypass with endoscopic vein harvesting. Walker Heart Institute physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the region. These also include stent graft therapy for abdominal aortic aneurysm and carotid endarterectomy.
Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, vascular and interventional radiologists and electrophysiologists work as a team to offer patients the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments available for coronary artery disease, valve disease, aortic disease and heart failure.