OHH News

Posted on June 1st, 2023
Every heartbeat is controlled by the heart’s electrical system. The sinus node in the heart’s electrical system sends a signal that causes the muscle to contract starting with the atria and moving to the ventricles. Sometimes, the electrical system creates an irregular pattern called an arrhythmia.... Read More
Posted on May 22nd, 2023
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that affects 47% of Americans according to the CDC. High blood pressure can affect many aspects of health and put people at risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and other health problems.  Unfortunately, as many as 20% of those with high blood pressure are unaware of their condition. High blood pressure is known as a silent killer... Read More
Posted on May 7th, 2023
Hospitals and medical caregivers have always held an important place in society, and the past three years of the pandemic have underscored this time and time again. As COVID-19 stressed every aspect of medicine, hospitals rose to the occasion in extraordinary ways to care for their patients. In early May, we celebrate National Hospital Week and the impact hospitals have in serving their... Read More
Posted on May 1st, 2023
Standing up every morning is perhaps one of the most basic actions we take. Most people stand up without a second thought, but for some, it can bring a host of symptoms from dizziness to brain fog to a general feeling of illness. Eventually, they may be diagnosed with a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS.  What is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?... Read More
Posted on April 20th, 2023
The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. In an aortic aneurysm, part of the aorta develops a bulge. Much like an over-filled balloon, the aorta wall becomes thinner in that area and at risk for dissection or rupture.  The aorta runs through both the chest and the stomach and delivers blood to major organs, such as the brain, kidneys... Read More
Posted on April 10th, 2023
Menopause affects many aspects of a woman’s life, and heart health is no exception. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, though it often develops at later ages in women compared to men. A woman’s risk for heart disease increases dramatically after menopause, and by the time she’s 65, her risk is equal to that of a man. Many of the changes to... Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2023
The heart is made up of four chambers: two ventricles and two atria. The ventricles are the two lower chambers, which are responsible for pumping blood out of the heart.  The right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs, so it can be oxygenated. After the lungs add oxygen, blood travels back to the heart and enters the left side of the heart. The upper chamber, or atria, receives the blood and... Read More
Posted on March 20th, 2023
Individuals with a diagnosed heart condition are typically under the care of a cardiologist. But for those who don’t have a known condition, figuring out when it is time to call a specialist can be tricky. Whether you know you are at high risk for heart disease due to family history or lifestyle or you’ve started wondering about your heart health, here are some ways you will know it’s time to... Read More
Posted on March 10th, 2023
Recently, as a part of the CORCINCH-HF study, we treated the first patient in Oklahoma with an innovative new approach to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The AccuCinch® Ventricular Restoration System is intended for patients whose symptoms are not relieved with current medical care.  What is heart failure?... Read More
Posted on March 1st, 2023
The recent sudden cardiac arrest of a young professional football player has brought attention to a heart condition called commotio cordis. Although commotio cordis has not been definitively identified in this case, many cardiologists and experts suspect it may have been the cause of the athlete’s cardiac arrest on the field.  Commotio cordis is a heart condition in which an object striking... Read More