OHH News

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 January 18th, 2016
Patients and family members of patients considering a defibrillator may have many questions about the procedure, monitoring, maintenance, or other questions. The following questions are some of the most common questions about defibrillators that we hear at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. What’s involved in the placement procedure for a defibrillator? Implanting a typical two-wire defibrillator takes... Read More
Posted on January 7th, 2016
Doug Horstmanshof, MD Directory of Integris Transplant Center Topics Discussed Treatment Options for Advanced Heart Failure: beyond medications. LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) - When is it time and what is it like to live with an LVAD? LVAD is a mechanical pump that's used to support heart function and blood flow. Live patient demonstration. Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s... Read More
Posted on January 7th, 2016
We are a community for patients (as well as family and friends) with pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD), or wearable cardiac defibrillators (LifeVest). Our group is focused on bringing together patients and their healthcare team to provide support and discussion through our Facebook group and quarterly meetings. Next Meeting July 14, 2016 Where Fourth Floor of the Oklahoma... Read More
Posted on January 4th, 2016
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a specialized type of device that can both pace the heart and defibrillate or shock the heart. Pacemakers are typically implanted for heart rates that are too slow in order to help keep it beating in a steady rhythm. The defibrillator’s main purpose is to shock the heart back into a regular rhythm if a life-threatening arrhythmia (... Read More
Posted on December 14th, 2015
Many people have experienced a heart palpitation at least once - that odd fluttering in your chest, feeling like your heart is beating too hard, or thinking your heart skipped a beat.  Palpitations, or occasional irregular heartbeats, are fairly common and can be triggered by many things - stress, alcohol, caffeine, medications and supplements, or even hormonal changes. In many cases, they... Read More
Posted on December 3rd, 2015
Heart palpitations can be described in several ways. Some people describe them as feeling like their heart skipped a beat, others call it a fluttering in their chest, and still others describe it as a racing heart or feeling like their heart is pounding out of their chest. Regardless of how people describe it, the bigger question for most is, “How concerned should I be?” Heart... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 1, 2015) – Almost a year ago, Herman Davis developed a small wound on his left foot that wouldn’t heal, despite several attempts to clean and treat the wound.   Davis has type 2 diabetes and discussed the wound with his diabetes specialist, who recommended he see the wound care doctors at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) Wound Center in Oklahoma City.... Read More
Posted on November 17th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 17, 2015) – The Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) received awards this week from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., for achieving high levels of excellence in patient satisfaction.    The OHH North Campus earned the 2015 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® and the OHH North Campus and OHH South Campus earned the 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® from Press Ganey,... Read More
Posted on November 17th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 17, 2015) – Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) was named one of the nation’s 50 top cardiovascular hospitals this month by Truven Health Analytics for achieving superior clinical outcomes.    In its 17th year, the Truven study identifies the nation's best providers of cardiovascular care based on publicly available data related to operational efficiencies... Read More