OHH News

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... 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 atrial fibrillation.  Medical history For... 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... 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... Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2024
On health questionnaires and appointment intake forms, doctors always ask about family history. Family history gives clues to genetically linked diseases the patient may eventually inherit. If a patient has a first-degree relative (parent or sibling) with a condition, it often puts them at a higher risk for similar conditions. This genetic link alerts doctors to the need to screen or test for... Read More
Posted on January 9th, 2024
New patients are sometimes surprised by the wide range of cardiac specialists at Oklahoma Heart Hospital. There are many types of cardiologists with different emphases and specialties who all work toward our overarching mission: to provide the best possible care for our patients. Here’s a look at just some of the types of cardiologists you might meet at OHH. General cardiologists Often, the first... Read More
Posted on January 1st, 2024
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that originates in the heart’s atria. The most common heart rhythm disorder, AFib can sometimes be treated by medication but often requires a procedure to remove or destroy the tissue causing the problem.  There are several different types of... Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2023
Whenever you find a list of ways to manage risk factors for heart health, many suggestions seem like common sense. Eating healthy and exercising keep your body in the best physical shape, which is an important step to reduce health problems. But what about reducing stress? Stress reduction is brought up time and again as one of the best ways to reduce risk for heart disorders or to manage an... Read More
Posted on December 11th, 2023
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a term referring to blood clots that start in the veins. The condition is serious, underdiagnosed, and yet is the third most common vascular disease after heart attack and... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2023
If you have recently been diagnosed with a heart rhythm disorder, you may be feeling some anxiety or fear regarding the condition. These are understandable feelings that many people experience in the weeks or months following any medical diagnosis.  These tips can help you with navigating anxiety about... Read More