Posted on January 20th, 2020
Talk to any cardiac specialist and they probably have a story to tell about CPR saving the life of a patient. Whether it was a bystander trained in CPR who came to the rescue or a family member who learned CPR specifically due to the patient’s increased risk of cardiac issues, there are stories to tell.
Every year 350,000 cardiac arrests—a sudden stoppage of the heart—occur outside of... Read More
Posted on January 10th, 2020
We’re a chronically sleep-deprived nation. The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep per day for adults, but most Americans average less than that. The average is around 6.8 hours per day,... Read More
Posted on January 1st, 2020
Your circulatory system is only really designed to support one person. But when you’re pregnant, it’s doing the work for two.
Though your heart and circulatory system can handle the extra volume, it is an extra strain on the body. A pregnant woman’s blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent to support the baby, and the heart pumps around 25 percent faster. Blood vessels dilate, and the heart... Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2019
Are you prepared for medical emergencies? While no one likes to think about the possibility of major medical issues, planning ahead can make dealing with a major medical issue much easier. Having the right medical documents in place means both family members and your doctors will know your wishes and know who should make decisions for you if you’re not able to make them yourself.
Here... Read More
Posted on December 10th, 2019
Clogged arteries are one of the most common health problems that affect Americans as they age. Plaque builds up on the artery walls and can reduce or even block blood flow to the body. Many people don’t know their arteries are clogged until serious complications occur.
But what if you could find out about them before they become a problem?... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2019
A heart rhythm disorder, also known as an arrhythmia, occurs when the heart doesn’t beat normally. It could be faster or slower than usual or it could be beating inconsistently. There are many different types of arrhythmias, with some occurring regularly and some occurring only periodically.
Heart rhythm disorders come from an issue with the cardiac electrical impulses that control the... Read More
Posted on November 20th, 2019
Some cases of hypertension (high blood pressure) can be fairly well managed with lifestyle change and medication. Other cases are more complex and can cause serious health concerns if left unchecked. Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s Hypertension Clinic specializes in treating more difficult cases of high blood pressure to help get you... Read More
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