OHH News

Posted on October 4th, 2016
Individuals with atrial fibrillation, a type of arrhythmia that occurs in the top chambers of the heart, have a higher risk of stroke than the average population. While AFib on its own is not generally life threatening and can be... Read More
Posted on September 30th, 2016
Tuesday, October 18Wednesday, October 198 to 11 a.m. Oklahoma Heart Hospital Human Resources 3705 W. Memorial RoadSuite 703 Oklahoma City, OK 73134(Behind Sonic at Portland & Memorial)   Meet with our amazing leadership teams from both campuses. All shifts and all departments available. Learn more about the best nurse-to-patient ratios in the nation and our amazing benefits,... Read More
Posted on September 15th, 2016
Premature ventricular contractions are extra beats that occur in the lower chambers of the heart, or ventricles. Patients often describe them as feeling like a very hard heartbeat followed by a missed beat, or like a fluttering or pounding in their chest. While not typically life-threatening on their own, frequent... Read More
Posted on September 8th, 2016
Premature ventricular contractions, or PVCs, are a type of heart palpitation where extra beats originate in the bottom chambers of the heart, or ventricles. Single extra beats are called premature ventricular contractions. When multiple extra beats happen together, it becomes non-... Read More
Posted on August 15th, 2016
Norma first visited the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in 2010. She had been traveling and not feeling very well, so she made an appointment with her primary care physician when she returned home. Her primary care physician diagnosed her with atrial fibrillation and referred her to an Oklahoma Heart... Read More
Posted on August 2nd, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 2, 2016) – The Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) received the highest rating for quality patient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week.   OHH was among 102 U.S. hospitals (2.2 percent of hospitals) that received a five-star overall rating from CMS. This top rating is based on 64 quality measures in seven categories: timeliness of care... Read More
Posted on August 1st, 2016
Regular follow-up appointments are important for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. When a patient arrives at Oklahoma Heart Hospital or one if its satellite... Read More
Posted on July 15th, 2016
Surgical ablation is used to treat atrial fibrillation in patients for whom other treatment options, such as medications and catheter ablation, have not been successful. The Oklahoma Heart Hospital uses two types of surgical ablation: convergent (or hybrid) ablation and... Read More
Posted on July 6th, 2016
Surgical ablation is a procedure used to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is generally not a life-threatening condition on its own, but it puts patients at greater risk for stroke. Symptoms may include shortness of... Read More
Posted on June 15th, 2016
For patients with slow or abnormal heart rhythms, a pacemaker can be a life-changing device that helps them return to normal daily activity and normal energy levels. The procedure to place a pacemaker is relatively simple and begins with the doctor making a small incision about an inch long in the chest. The wires (... Read More