Posted on December 10th, 2018
It’s not uncommon for someone who has suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with other heart disease to feel sad or depressed. But if symptoms of depression last longer than two weeks or are severe, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
There’s a strong link between cardiovascular disease and depression. About one in five people who suffer a heart attack experience... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2018
Cardioversion is a treatment used to restore a normal heart rhythm for patients who have an irregular rhythm, also called an arrhythmia. Cardioversion is primarily used to treat atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which is the most common heart rhythm issue. It can also be used to treat other... Read More
Posted on November 13th, 2018
Oklahoma Heart Hospital received awards for the sixth consecutive year from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., for high levels of patient satisfaction. Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is widely known for its commitment to patient care and satisfaction, and these awards further showcase that commitment.
The Guardian of Excellence Award® in Patient Experience honors organizations that have reached... Read More
Posted on November 2nd, 2018
Most people know that being overweight can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many other chronic conditions. The good news is that studies show that even moderate weight loss can improve heart health, plus healthy habits that result in weight loss can improve your overall health as well.
Here are three key things to consider regarding weight management for heart... Read More
Posted on November 1st, 2018
Technology continues to advance to give both patients and their physicians more health data. One such advancement is the addition of an electrocardiogram, or ECG, feature in some smart watches.
Many smart watches include a basic heart rate monitor, which on its own can be helpful in alerting the user to an abnormally high heart rate. Having an unusually high heart rate, especially when at rest,... Read More
Posted on October 20th, 2018
Sleep is a critical factor in overall health because it renews the body and the mind. Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but the average amount of sleep in the United States is about five hours.
The brain goes through several distinct phases during sleep, one of which is called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. During REM sleep, your brain and body are energized and... Read More
Posted on October 10th, 2018
Oklahoma Heart Hospital has expanded its services to include a new sleep center dedicated to diagnosing and treating individuals with sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome.
Overall health is important to the mission of Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and sleep is important to overall health. Sleep allows for the renewal of our bodies and minds, and sleep... Read More
Posted on October 1st, 2018
An abnormal heart rhythm, also called an arrhythmia, occurs when your beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly.
The heart is a complex organ involving valves, electrical nodes, and chambers that help blood move through your body. When it’s working properly, it’s a pretty impressive and powerful organ. But if something within your heart gets damaged or disrupted, it can change... Read More
Posted on September 15th, 2018
Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to open a narrowed or blocked blood vessel, which could be an artery that carries blood from the heart to the body or a vein that carries blood back to the heart.
The procedure may be used to treat patients with atherosclerosis (hardening of... Read More
Posted on September 1st, 2018
A coronary angiogram is the most common type of cardiac catheterization used to diagnose heart conditions. Specifically, a coronary angiogram uses dye and an x-ray machine to look closely at the blood vessels in your heart to see if blood flow is restricted in any way.
Your doctor will likely perform several other... Read More