Posted on January 20th, 2019
Blood pressure is the measurement of the strength at which your blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels as it moves through the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a fairly common but sometimes serious condition. If left untreated, it can lead to... Read More
Posted on January 10th, 2019
The heart is a powerful muscle that pumps blood through the body to deliver oxygen and nutrients and carry away waste. The lower chambers of the heart, called ventricles, are responsible for pumping blood to your body. But some conditions, like narrowed arteries or high blood pressure, can damage the... Read More
Posted on January 1st, 2019
Tachycardia is a general term used to describe a heart that beats too fast, which is typically classified as beating more than 100 beats per minute. Ventricular tachycardia is a specific type where the issue originates with abnormal electrical signals in the lower chambers, or ventricles, of the heart... Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2018
Computerized tomography (CT or CAT) scans can be used to evaluate health conditions in many parts of the body, including organs, tissue, and bones. A cardiac CT scan helps doctors view the structure of your heart and the surrounding arteries to diagnosis heart disease.
How does a CT scan work?
A CT scan uses x-ray to take pictures of your heart from different angles. Then a computer puts... Read More
Posted on December 10th, 2018
It’s not uncommon for someone who has suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with other heart disease to feel sad or depressed. But if symptoms of depression last longer than two weeks or are severe, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
There’s a strong link between cardiovascular disease and depression. About one in five people who suffer a heart attack experience... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2018
Cardioversion is a treatment used to restore a normal heart rhythm for patients who have an irregular rhythm, also called an arrhythmia. Cardioversion is primarily used to treat atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which is the most common heart rhythm issue. It can also be used to treat other... Read More
Posted on November 13th, 2018
Oklahoma Heart Hospital received awards for the sixth consecutive year from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., for high levels of patient satisfaction. Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is widely known for its commitment to patient care and satisfaction, and these awards further showcase that commitment.
The Guardian of Excellence Award® in Patient Experience honors organizations that have reached... Read More
Posted on November 2nd, 2018
Most people know that being overweight can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many other chronic conditions. The good news is that studies show that even moderate weight loss can improve heart health, plus healthy habits that result in weight loss can improve your overall health as well.
Here are three key things to consider regarding weight management for heart... Read More
Posted on November 1st, 2018
Technology continues to advance to give both patients and their physicians more health data. One such advancement is the addition of an electrocardiogram, or ECG, feature in some smart watches.
Many smart watches include a basic heart rate monitor, which on its own can be helpful in alerting the user to an abnormally high heart rate. Having an unusually high heart rate, especially when at rest,... Read More
Posted on October 20th, 2018
Sleep is a critical factor in overall health because it renews the body and the mind. Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but the average amount of sleep in the United States is about five hours.
The brain goes through several distinct phases during sleep, one of which is called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. During REM sleep, your brain and body are energized and... Read More