OHH News

Posted on February 20th, 2023
We know how stressful a stay in the hospital can be, both for the patient and their family or friends. As a physician-owned hospital, we see the needs of patients every day. That’s why we designed OHH with our patient’s comfort in mind. We provide the highest level of medical care and match it with a top-notch patient and family experience.  Here are just a few of the touches that set... Read More
Posted on February 10th, 2023
In February, we shine a spotlight on heart health as a part of American Heart Month. The month is set aside to raise awareness about heart disease and teach people ways of protecting their heart health. In the spirit of heart health, we challenge you to choose one heart-healthy habit to incorporate into your life this month to improve overall health and reduce the risk for heart disease. Exercise... Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2023
A blood clot is a collection of cells, protein, and platelets that have stuck to each other to form a semi-solid mass. Clotting is an important part of the body’s ability to heal. When there is an injury that causes bleeding, the body’s natural response is to stop the bleeding through clotting. However, sometimes clots form inside veins due to an abnormal heart rhythm, inefficient blood flow, an... Read More
Posted on January 20th, 2023
Sodium is necessary for our bodies to function, yet too much sodium can have a negative effect on overall health. Most Americans consume much more than the recommended daily intake of sodium, which can impact their heart health.  What is sodium? Sodium is a mineral found in a variety of foods. Sodium is necessary for muscles and nerves to function properly, but in today’s world, too little... Read More
Posted on January 10th, 2023
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. It affects almost every organ in your body and has many repercussions for your heart. While current smokers may believe the damage has already been done, quitting smoking can have a dramatic positive impact on your health.  How does smoking affect heart health? The chemicals that are inhaled when you smoke... Read More
Posted on January 1st, 2023
An arrhythmia, also known as an abnormal heart rhythm, is when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly. Arrhythmia carries a wide range of symptoms and severity, from arrythmias with no symptoms or sporadic symptoms to those with persistent symptoms that can be life-threatening.  Many of the symptoms overlap with other common heart conditions. Common symptoms include racing... Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2022
Buildup of plaque in the arteries is a common problem and, unfortunately, is often not diagnosed until it is already causing problems. Plaque buildup can cause narrowed arteries, also called atherosclerosis, and increase the risk of serious complications like heart attack, stroke, or even death. Causes Plaque is made up of waxy cholesterol, fats, and proteins that attach themselves to the walls... Read More
Posted on December 10th, 2022
With cold and flu season hitting early and hard, many of us will find ourselves browsing the medicine aisles at the drugstore, grocery, or health food store looking for over-the-counter medications or supplements to help relieve symptoms or boost immunity. All the claims about improved health and quicker recovery can be confusing for anyone, but heart patients always need to consider what effect... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2022
Sick sinus syndrome is a type of heart rhythm disorder that originates in the sinus node, which is the heart’s natural pacemaker. The electrical system sends a pulse that stimulates different parts of the heart to contract in the correct order and rhythm. The sinus node adapts to the body’s movement and other stimuli that cause the heart to beat faster or slower to regulate how the heart beats.... Read More
Posted on November 20th, 2022
Inflammation of the heart has been in the news more regularly over the past two years because of its connection to COVID-19. Myocarditis, one specific type of inflammation, can occur following infection with COVID-19 and can also be a rare side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine.  In general, inflammation is the immune system’s response to injury or infection. It is an attempt to protect the... Read More