OHH News

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
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