Posted on June 10th, 2021
Heart disease affects people from all walks of life, and recognizing the signs and symptoms early is key for good outcomes. Sometimes, however, heart disease symptoms can take even a safety-oriented and well-trained person by surprise.
Retired Stillwater Fire Department Chief Chris Neal is one of those people. It wasn’t until he began building a writer’s cabin for his wife, a teacher and... Read More
Posted on June 1st, 2021
Mitral valve prolapse is a fairly common valve disease that occurs in an estimated 3 to 5 percent of the population. The mitral valve consists of two valves that open and close to allow blood to flow into the left atrium. In patients with mitral valve prolapse, the valves do not open and close smoothly or... Read More
Posted on May 20th, 2021
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, we treat more than just hearts. The Lung Center at OHH is an important part of the care we provide to patients from Oklahoma and across the country.
The heart and the lungs are a team. They work together to supply the body with the oxygen-rich blood that every organ needs to function. The heart circulates... Read More
Posted on May 10th, 2021
Many people have high blood pressure, and its associated health risks, even if they don’t realize it. Estimates suggest nearly half of adults in the United States live with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. In May, we focus on educating people about the disease and what you can do to... Read More
Posted on May 1st, 2021
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetic disease that involves a defect in the cells that hold the heart muscle together. Over time, the damaged cells are replaced by scar tissue and fat deposits. This impacts the structure of the heart muscle and interrupts the heart’s electrical system, which can result in an... Read More
Posted on April 20th, 2021
Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States. While some view it as a safe substance, it’s important to understand how marijuana impacts heart health, especially for those living with heart conditions. As with many areas of heart health, more study is needed to fully understand the potential risks.
Some studies have raised red flags about potential increased risk... Read More
Posted on April 10th, 2021
Many of us seek to take a proactive role in protecting our health, and that includes individuals who have been diagnosed with heart disease. Many patients have questions surrounding the role of supplements in heart health. Are they a good idea? Are there risks to taking supplements? While there are some supplements that may support heart health, others have unclear benefits overall.
If you... Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2021
There are many different types of heart rhythm disorders and many different medications that can be used to treat them. After diagnosing a heart rhythm disorder, your doctor will formulate a treatment plan that fits your individual situation. Treatment could range from simply monitoring a slight arrhythmia for changes to prescribing medications or recommending a surgical procedure or implantable... Read More
Posted on March 20th, 2021
The connection between mental health and heart health is strong. We know that depression is common after a heart attack, and many patients with heart disease are also undergoing treatment for their mental health. There are several reasons for this link, influenced both by lifestyle and by physical changes in the body.
Understanding the behavioral connection
The experience of living with... Read More
Posted on March 10th, 2021
March is National Nutrition Month, a time for us to consider and promote a healthy life through healthy eating. The food you eat is the fuel your body runs on, and our diets are one of the best tools we have to prevent heart disease. While some risk factors for heart disease can’t be changed, such as... Read More