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.
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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
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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
Posted on February 20th, 2021
The most common birth defect is congenital heart disease, also known as congenital heart defects or CHD. The term congenital heart disease encompasses multiple ways in which the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not develop properly before birth. Simply put, they are conditions present at birth that affect the heart's structure and the way it works.
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Posted on February 1st, 2021
February is the month of love and all things related to the heart, including heart health awareness. During the month of February, several days and weeks are designated to highlight different aspects of heart health. These observances not only promote healthy habits and the importance of routine screenings, but also highlight the need for ongoing research into these aspects of heart health.... Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2021
It’s important to know that a history of heart disease raises your risk for having a severe case of COVID-19. This truth became evident early in the pandemic, and we are still learning all the ways and reasons that coronavirus affects the heart. While heart disease does not increase the risk of contracting the virus, it does increase the risk of severe complications.
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Posted on January 20th, 2021
A registered nurse is the caregiver patients see the most during a hospital stay, and the quality and competence of nursing staff directly affects the quality of care and the overall patient experience. At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, our team of registered nurses are professional caregivers who are equipped to provide the highest-quality care to our patients. Our approach to nursing is unique, and... Read More
Posted on January 10th, 2021
Most patients don’t think too much about who owns the hospitals they turn to for medical care. From the patient perspective, the owners and administrators feel pretty removed, while the doctors, nurses, and support staff play a bigger role in the patient experience. Yet the ownership structure and the decisions they make can impact every aspect of a hospital stay.
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