OHH News

Posted on October 15th, 2021
ANN ARBOR, MI, October 7, 2021 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Oklahoma Heart Hospital North and Oklahoma Heart Hospital South have earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations... Read More
Posted on October 10th, 2021
Exercise takes first place on the list of ways to reduce risk for heart disease, and it does so in various ways. Exercise factors into weight management and reducing high blood pressure, both of which lower risk for heart disease. Studies have also found there are ways in which exercise combats the aging of the heart.  Age is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, as it can cause... Read More
Posted on October 6th, 2021
From the Seminole Producer – October 6th. 2021: Oklahoma Heart Hospital is among the first cardiovascular hospitals in the nation to deploy a new FDA-approved heart failure treatment designed to improve contractions of the heart muscle to promote healthier... Read More
Posted on October 1st, 2021
The decision to treat your heart condition with an implantable cardiac device (ICD), like a pacemaker or defibrillator, can feel overwhelming. Whether you had time to consider the recommendation or if the decision was made during a crisis, adjusting to life with an ICD can take time. You will need to think about both the initial recovery period and the ongoing changes that may occur. ... Read More
Posted on September 20th, 2021
The heart has four valves that each consist of three flaps that open and close to allow the correct amount of blood to flow into and out of the chambers of the heart. Stenosis is a specific type of heart valve disease that involves any one of the four valves being restricted and not allowing enough blood to flow through it. This constriction can happen because the valves narrow, thicken, or... Read More
Posted on September 10th, 2021
One of the best things we can do for our hearts is eat a healthy, balanced diet. While some risk factors for heart disease remain out of our control, our food intake is in our control and can have a large impact on the heart. Not only will good food keep the body fueled and impact blood pressure and cholesterol, but a healthy diet also aids in weight loss and encourages an active lifestyle.... Read More
Posted on September 1st, 2021
Every heartbeat is controlled by a series of electrical impulses that tell each part of the heart when to contract. There is normal variation in this system in response to movement, sleep, and stress, but sometimes the electrical impulses fire out of sync. When that happens, it leads to an abnormal rhythm or arrhythmia where heartbeats are irregular, too fast, or too slow.  Not all... Read More
Posted on August 20th, 2021
In the treatment of heart valve diseases and rhythm disorders, anticoagulants (also known as blood thinners) are a common part of the process. The OHH Anti-Coagulation Clinic, which includes five different locations, helps monitor patients and ensure their medications are working properly. In the event of an injury, the body will generally form blood clots to control bleeding. This process is... Read More
Posted on August 10th, 2021
One of the most significant ways to reduce your risk for heart disease is to lose weight. Research shows that even a modest reduction in weight can have serious benefits for your heart. Weight loss can reduce the workload of your heart by lowering your blood pressure, and a healthy weight and diet can lead to healthier cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of diabetes. All of these factors can... Read More
Posted on August 1st, 2021
If you’ve been diagnosed with a heart rhythm disorder, your doctor may have talked to you about a procedure called a cardiac catheterization. Cardiac catheterization can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of many different heart disorders and is relatively common for patients with heart rhythm disorders.  What is cardiac catheterization? Cardiac catheterization is a procedure to diagnose... Read More