Did you know that Fort Smith has the second highest rate of heart attacks in the country?

You are more likely to have a heart attack if you live in Fort Smith, according to a Gallup-Healthways annual well-being study. Sparks Health System wants to help change that statistic.

  • The River Valley's only Accredited Chest Pain Center

    At Sparks Health System, we provide comprehensive, technologically advanced heart care delivered by knowledgeable, experienced cardiac professionals.

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  • Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today.

    If you don't have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you've already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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  • Meet the Sparks Cardiology Team

    The Cardiology Center at Sparks is made up of five board certified Cardiologists whose specialties include Interventional Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, and Invasive Cardiology.

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  • Support for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    Sparks holds seminars and classes free to the public. You can also find more tools to increase physical activity, manage your diet and promote healthy living on our website.

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Are you at risk of heart disease? Take our free online risk assessment.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the U.S. in both men and women. Take our 5 minute risk assessment to help determine your risk factors for CAD.

Take the 5 minute risk assessment

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  • Blood Pressure Quiz

    Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.

    Take the quiz.

  • Heart Health Test

    How healthy is your heart? Find out more by taking this quiz,based on information from the National Heart,Lung,and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

    Take the test.

  • Target Heart Rate Calculator

    Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity—running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise—is considered safe and effective. It is a percentage of what your maximum heart rate should be. The more fit you are, the higher the percentage can go. This calculator uses the ageebased method to determine your target heart rate.

    Find Your Target Heart Rate.

  • Understanding Your Response to Stress

    Any change in your life can lead to stress. This includes even pleasurable activities, such as vacations or new forms of recreation. You can also be in a stressful situation such as a difficult job or a long-term illness of a spouse. If you think you might be experiencing stress, this assessment may help you identify its effects on you.

    Take the Assessment.

  • A. Nasser Adjei MD
    Cardiology, Interventional, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Sheharyar Ali MD
    Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Robert Parris MD
    Cardiology, Interventional
  • Thomas Williams MD
    Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
  • Ayhan Zia MD
    Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease