OHH News

Posted on February 1st, 2022
Ventricular fibrillation is a very serious type of heart rhythm issue. Normally, the heart pumps blood based on a series of contractions stimulated by the sinus node, the heart’s natural pacemaker. In ventricular fibrillation, the heart beats rapidly and in a disorganized manner. The ventricles, or lower heart... Read More
Posted on January 20th, 2022
January is National Blood Donor Month. All month long, we celebrate the gift of those who give life-saving donations of blood. Blood donations are encouraged this month because after the holidays, blood donations tend to drop right as seasonal illnesses peak. If you are a heart patient, you might wonder how blood donation impacts you and how your heart condition impacts your ability to give blood... Read More
Posted on January 10th, 2022
Weight loss is one of the most common recommendations for reducing risk of heart disease because it helps lower blood pressure and often is correlated with a more active lifestyle. Unfortunately losing weight is not always an easy task. Supplements that promise increased weight loss by simply taking a pill can be tempting and may seem rather harmless. Patients who want to trim down and are... Read More
Posted on January 1st, 2022
For patients with abnormal heart rhythms, the primary goal of treatment is to restore normal rhythm when possible and to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke if a normal heart rhythm cannot be restored or maintained. There are a variety of ways a doctor may choose to treat arrhythmias, and often they begin by focusing on nonsurgical treatments.  Nonsurgical treatment of arrhythmia... Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2021
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, we specialize in taking care of hearts. Our doctors have dedicated their lives to improving heart health and treating our patients’ heart conditions. One important way we do this is through education. We encourage healthy lifestyles and making positive changes but also being knowledgeable about the numbers that can reflect heart health.  Recognizing and preventing... Read More
Posted on December 10th, 2021
In the past, some doctors and medical associations recommended daily low-dose aspirin for older adults as a means of protecting overall heart health. Now, a panel of medical experts say it’s unnecessary for those who have never experienced a heart attack or... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2021
Tachycardia is the medical term to describe a fast heartbeat. Heart rate varies from person to person and during different activities and times of day. For diagnosing fast and slow heart rates, doctors look at heartbeats while at rest. Any heart rate above 100 BPM at rest is considered faster than normal.  There are several different types of tachycardia, which are categorized and defined by... Read More
Posted on November 20th, 2021
From medication to inner-ear infection to anxiety, there are many reasons why most people experience episodes of dizziness at some point in their lives. Most of the time, the causes for dizziness are not life-threatening. However, episodes of dizziness can indicate a problem with blood flowing to the brain due to one of several heart conditions. Blood pressure A number of different problems with... Read More
Posted on November 1st, 2021
Ablation is a treatment that involves removing or destroying problematic, abnormal tissue. For some cardiac patients, the procedure can provide the best chance at reducing symptoms or even offer a complete cure and return to normal life. Ablation can be done using cold therapy, heat, lasers, or chemicals, depending on the type of tissue being destroyed.  What heart conditions does ablation... Read More
Posted on October 20th, 2021
If you’ve been diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, your doctor at Oklahoma Heart Hospital may have recommended a treatment called TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Problems with your heart valves that require surgery may be somewhat scary, but OHH has vast experience with the best treatments available, including TAVR.  What is TAVR? Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is... Read More