OHH News

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
Posted on November 10th, 2022
The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time filled with family, friends, and enjoying our favorite foods. It is also a very easy time to over-indulge. For those with heart conditions or a family history of heart disease, the season also can add extra stress to their heart.  Here are 7 tips for having a heart healthy holiday: Add more fruits and vegetables. While your favorite foods may be... Read More
Posted on November 1st, 2022
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Often noted by patients as a fluttering sensation in the chest, AFib can be occasional or chronic. Millions of Americans live with AFib, and many are unaware of their condition.  Symptoms of AFib range from fluttering or skipped heart beats to fatigue and weakness. Many patients have no symptoms at all and their condition... Read More
Posted on October 20th, 2022
Sudden cardiac arrest is often confused with a heart attack but is a different and much more deadly condition. In sudden cardiac arrest, the heart’s electrical system experiences a problem that causes it to completely stop beating. This quickly results in loss of consciousness and death. Only 1 in 10 people who experience sudden cardiac arrest will live.  Signs of sudden cardiac arrest... Read More
Posted on October 10th, 2022
If you are one of the 37 million Americans living with diabetes, you are also living with an increased risk of heart disease. Research has consistently found that diabetes is a major risk factor for developing heart disease and developing it at a younger age than others.  How diabetes affects the heart In people with diabetes, the increased levels of glucose in the blood can damage arteries... Read More
Posted on October 1st, 2022
Healthy heartbeats follow a typical pattern. When that pattern is disrupted by damage to the heart or a problem with the heart’s electrical system, it creates an irregular heartbeat, known as an arrhythmia. Arrhythmias often cause the heart to beat too fast or too slow, but other times they create a heartbeat that is out of sync or erratic.  Arrhythmias range in severity, with some requiring... Read More
Posted on September 20th, 2022
Medical emergencies can happen to anyone in a matter of seconds. Whether a result of an accident or disease, life can change quickly from normal to fragile. While nobody enjoys thinking about the possibility, the truth is that there is a lot you can do now to prepare for a potential medical emergency. Having a plan in place can guide your loved ones as they navigate making decisions on your... Read More
Posted on September 10th, 2022
Most people have a general understanding that too much cholesterol is bad for the heart. However, not as many people understand the full picture of cholesterol and heart health, including the difference between good and bad cholesterol and what healthy cholesterol levels look like. September is National Cholesterol Education Month, which is a great opportunity to learn a little more about... Read More
Posted on September 1st, 2022
Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is one of the most common arrhythmias. AFib happens when the chambers of the heart beat out of sync and cause an abnormal heartbeat. It’s often a faster heartbeat, but it can also be slow or simply irregular.  When AFib is left untreated, it makes your heart work harder and less efficiently over time. It also creates an opportunity for blood to pool and form... Read More