OHH News

Posted on April 10th, 2022
Even the simplest surgery can be hard on the body. When the body is stressed and recovering, it is vulnerable to infection, which can slow and complicate healing. The good news is that there are many simple ways of preventing infection following surgery. Doctors and hospitals are experts at creating and following protocol to minimize risk of infection after surgery, but there are also steps that... Read More
Posted on April 1st, 2022
One of the most common causes of fainting episodes is vasovagal syncope. In vasovagal syncope, the brain misinterprets stimuli and overreacts to it, which then causes a sudden drop in blood pressure. The drop in blood pressure results in lower blood flow to the brain, which causes the person to faint. Simple things can cause a vasovagal episode, such as the sight of blood, a quick change in body... Read More
Posted on March 20th, 2022
The Heart Failure Center at Oklahoma Heart Hospital specializes in treating patients with heart failure from all causes. We aim to improve the lives of each one of our patients and help them effectively manage the symptoms caused by heart failure. ... Read More
Posted on March 10th, 2022
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week begins March 13 to spotlight the importance of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic lung disease. For many patients, especially those with COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation represents the best path to improved lung function, reduction of symptoms, and a higher quality of life. What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation is a system... Read More
Posted on March 1st, 2022
Having a pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) placed is a potentially life-saving surgery, and most patients go on to lead relatively normal lives following the procedure. But like any electronic device, they require regular monitoring and will eventually need to be replaced.  There are three general reasons for replacing a... Read More
Posted on February 19th, 2022
Cardiac stress tests help doctors diagnose heart disease and serve as a tool for monitoring the effect of treatment on the heart’s function. The goal of these tests is to make your heart work hard enough to assess how it functions both while at rest and in motion, which provides a better overview for the doctor than an image taken only at rest.  Types of stress tests Your doctor may order... Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2022
Every February during Heart Health Month, we Go Red for Women. It’s a time to educate about the risk for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for women, and encourage women to make changes to improve their heart health.  We need to raise awareness of what heart disease means for women, what the signs and symptoms of heart disease are, and inspire women everywhere to take care... Read More
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... 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