CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute Expands with Electrophysiology Services

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute electrophysiologists are now seeing patients in Hot Springs. Drs. Tom Wallace, Mangaraju (Raj) Chakka, and Prabhat Hebbar will be consulting with patients who otherwise would have to travel to a Little Rock clinic to receive care from an electrophysiologist.

This expansion of care to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs makes it easier for patients with heart arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation (AFib), to be diagnosed and treated close to home.

“Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an epidemic in this country,” said Dr. Tom Wallace. “Left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening conditions, such as heart failure and stroke. Many of our patients live in Hot Springs. I am glad that we will be able to see them in a location that is convenient and closer.”

The physicians will see patients in the Hot Springs Heart Center on the CHI St. Vincent campus at 200 Heartcenter Lane. Drs. Yuba Acharya, Michael Frais, Oyidie Igbokidi, Nazneen Tata, and Srinivas Vengala serve as full-time cardiologists at this location. They consult closely with the EP specialists, and look forward to having Drs. Wallace, Chakka, and Hebbar in the Hot Springs office.