Posted on November 10th, 2019
Oklahoma Heart Hospital has been committed to excellence in patient care from the beginning, and that commitment shows when we talk to our employees about their experience working here.
Patients notice the difference, too. We constantly get great feedback from our patients and their families, and we strive to provide the best cardiac care possible every day.
Our nursing staff is... Read More
Posted on November 2nd, 2019
Sometimes people use the expression that their heart skipped a beat when they’re scared or excited or when they’re describing the moment they met their true love. While the heart probably isn’t actually skipping a beat in those situations, the heart can skip beats due to premature contractions.
This arrhythmia is common, and most of the time it doesn’t involve treatment, but it can be... Read More
Posted on October 20th, 2019
When preparing for a cardiac procedure, whether a minimally invasive outpatient procedure or more invasive surgery, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. One thing you need to be aware of is hygiene and the important steps to take prior to your procedure.
Hygiene is important for regular daily life, of course. We’re all aware we need to shower and wash our hands after using the... Read More
Posted on October 10th, 2019
If you’re a patient at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, you won’t encounter the Rapid Response team, but they’re working hard behind the scenes. It’s a valuable service offered to referring physicians that streamlines the transfer process and allows patients to get the help they need quickly and efficiently.
What is Rapid Response?
When Oklahoma Heart Hospital was founded,... Read More
Posted on October 1st, 2019
Arrhythmias can be scary. Your heart is one of the most essential organs of your body, and when it starts to malfunction, it causes concern.
Though not all arrhythmias can be completely treated, many can. Modern heart medicine has come a long way from what it used to be, and there are several options available that can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life.
What is... Read More
Posted on September 20th, 2019
Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood that affects the health of your circulatory system. The liver makes cholesterol in the body, and it’s also found in foods we eat. While the body needs some cholesterol to function, too much can begin to cause problems.
Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is what’s commonly referred to as bad cholesterol. Too much of it can lead to a buildup of... Read More
Posted on September 10th, 2019
Atrial fibrillation, or AFib is an irregular heartbeat caused by confused and disorganized electrical signals in the heart. It’s estimated that 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib, and many may not realize it.
The irregular heart rhythm can increase risk of other conditions, especially if it’s left untreated. Your heart is the engine of your body, and when the engine isn’t working... Read More
Posted on September 1st, 2019
If you’ve been dealing with fainting spells, dizziness, or other symptoms that may come from a heart arrhythmia, you might need an implantable loop recorder. If other tests like an in-office ECG and a Holter monitor haven’t... Read More
Posted on August 20th, 2019
You can see some veins on yourself or other people pretty easily, but the visible blue veins under the skin are only superficial veins. Like an iceberg, most of your veins lie beneath the surface.
The ones that you can see only carry about 10 percent of your blood on its journey to the heart. The other 90 percent of the blood runs far beneath the surface in your deep veins, and there are... Read More
Posted on August 10th, 2019
If you’ve been diagnosed with a problem in one of your heart valves, it may sound scary at first, but there are several treatment options available to repair or replace the valve. The experienced physicians at Oklahoma Heart Hospital can treat a wide range of heart valve issues, including heart valve replacement... Read More