Posted on April 15th, 2017
In recent years, the presence of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in public spaces like schools, athletic complexes, and even shopping malls has increased. An AED is a portable device that scans a person’s heart rhythm and sends an electrical shock to try and restore a normal heart rhythm. It is similar to the electric shock given by first responders or doctors, except that the device is... Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2017
When someone’s heart stops suddenly, vital organs like the brain no longer receive oxygen because blood is not moving through the body. The use of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) as soon as possible after the heart stops can save a person’s life because it continues to circulate blood through the body until emergency medical personnel arrive.
The Oklahoma Heart Hospital offers a... Read More
Posted on June 1st, 2016
As you go through a normal day of walking around, taking the stairs, or lifting something heavy, your body makes adjustments to better accomplish each task. For example, your heart rate increases in order to pump more blood to your body as you begin an activity. But if you have a slow or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart doesn’t adequately respond to the situation, which can leave you... Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2016
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, electrophysiologists are changing lives when they perform catheter ablations, a procedure used to treat a variety of heart arrhythmias. Ablation is effective at treating the vast majority of arrhythmias, ranging from atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation to premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia.
Following a successful ablation procedure,... Read More
Posted on October 31st, 2014
THE OKLAHOMA HEART HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES FIRST IMPLANT OF WORLD’S SMALLEST, MINIMALLY INVASIVE CARDIAC PACEMAKER
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 16, 2014 – On Sept 19, 2014, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) performed its first implantation of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Medtronic Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). The device was implanted as part of the... Read More
Posted on March 11th, 2014
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Dr. Collier of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital's Heart Rhythm Institute speaks with News 9 about a new type of implantable device that helps doctors record and diagnose abnormal heart rhythms.
"An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too... Read More