OHH News

Posted on July 12th, 2024
If you’ve been diagnosed with varicose veins, one treatment option your doctor may recommend is a varicose vein stripping procedure, or vein ligation and stripping. Vein stripping removes damaged varicose veins from the legs. Through two or three small cuts at the top of the leg, surgeons will use a... Read More
Posted on July 2nd, 2024
Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a common arrhythmia that begins in the atria, or upper chambers, of the heart. AFib causes the heart to beat irregularly, with the upper and lower chambers beating out of sync and sometimes faster than normal. There are two basic types of AFib – paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and persistent atrial fibrillation.  Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation In paroxysmal... Read More
Posted on June 17th, 2024
Heart valves play a critical role in ensuring the right amount of blood flows through the heart at the right time. Several different types of valve disease can cause the heart valves to not function properly, and may lead to symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness,... Read More
Posted on June 10th, 2024
There are four valves in the heart responsible for controlling the volume and timing of blood pumped through the heart. These valves open to allow blood into the next chamber of the heart and close to keep blood from flowing backward as the heart beats. Heart valve disease can cause these valves to not operate... Read More
Posted on May 13th, 2024
Veins are the part of your circulatory system that bring oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart, so it can be pumped back to the lungs. Veins work through a system of one-way valves that keep blood flowing toward the heart. When damage occurs to the veins or the valves, it can allow blood to flow away from the heart and stay in the veins longer than it should.  The beginning stages of vein... Read More
Posted on May 1st, 2024
A heart rhythm disorder, also called an arrhythmia, is an irregular heartbeat. There are different types of arrhythmias, including a heartbeat that is too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or even... Read More
Posted on April 10th, 2024
The veins are an integral part of the circulatory system, as they are the pathways that carry blood back to the heart to be pumped to the lungs for oxygenation. Veins have thin walls and valves that keep the blood flowing in the right direction. When veins are damaged or not functioning properly, symptoms of vein disease... Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2024
Atrial fibrillation, commonly called AFib, is a common heart rhythm disorder consisting of a rapid and irregular heartbeat. Symptoms can include a fluttering or pounding sensation in the chest, shortness of breath, and fatigue – all of which can be symptoms of other heart conditions as well. Thus, there can be several steps involved in diagnosing... Read More
Posted on March 1st, 2024
Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is an electrical issue in the heart. An electrical signal that begins in the right atrium triggers contractions in each heart chamber. From the right atrium, the signal travels down two bundle branches to the ventricles. In LBBB, a delay or blockage occurs on the left bundle... Read More
Posted on February 16th, 2024
Myocardial fibrosis is a condition that involves the buildup of scar tissue in the myocardium, which is the heart muscle. Anything that causes damage to the heart can lead to scar tissue. Heart attacks are the most... Read More