OHH News

Posted on July 20th, 2021
The Heart Valve Institute at Oklahoma Heart Hospital treats various disorders affecting the valves of the heart with a focus on keeping treatment as minimally invasive as possible. While other hospitals often jump to valve replacement via open-heart surgery, our team takes a different approach: diagnose and treat early, repair first, and avoid surgery whenever possible.  Heart valve disease... Read More
Posted on July 10th, 2021
They say music is good for the soul, but what about the body? Your favorite tunes may be having a positive effect on your heart health as well. The music we listen to moves us in ways that are both emotional and physical. Whether it brings back memories of a great moment in life, slows us down, or hypes us up, our bodies respond to music.  Exercise Try to imagine your favorite workout... Read More
Posted on July 1st, 2021
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are a common type of arrhythmia where the bottom chambers of the heart (the ventricles) cause extra beats. Typically, each beat of the heart begins in the sinus node in the upper chamber (the atria) of the heart. The electrical impulse from the sinus node causes... Read More
Posted on June 20th, 2021
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, we do much more than treat patients for heart, lung, sleep, and other issues that impact their cardiovascular health. Research is at the heart of what we do, as it allows us to treat OHH patients with the best technologies and methods available and impact the treatment of heart disease everywhere.  Why clinical research matters Researchers are constantly advancing... Read More
Posted on June 10th, 2021
Heart disease affects people from all walks of life, and recognizing the signs and symptoms early is key for good outcomes. Sometimes, however, heart disease symptoms can take even a safety-oriented and well-trained person by surprise.  Retired Stillwater Fire Department Chief Chris Neal is one of those people. It wasn’t until he began building a writer’s cabin for his wife, a teacher and... Read More
Posted on June 1st, 2021
Mitral valve prolapse is a fairly common valve disease that occurs in an estimated 3 to 5 percent of the population. The mitral valve consists of two valves that open and close to allow blood to flow into the left atrium. In patients with mitral valve prolapse, the valves do not open and close smoothly... Read More
Posted on May 10th, 2021
Many people have high blood pressure, and its associated health risks, even if they don’t realize it. Estimates suggest nearly half of adults in the United States live with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. In May, we focus on educating people about the disease and what you can do to... Read More
Posted on May 1st, 2021
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetic disease that involves a defect in the cells that hold the heart muscle together. Over time, the damaged cells are replaced by scar tissue and fat deposits. This impacts the structure of the heart muscle and interrupts the heart’s electrical system, which can result in an... Read More
Posted on April 20th, 2021
Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States. While some view it as a safe substance, it’s important to understand how marijuana impacts heart health, especially for those living with heart conditions. As with many areas of heart health, more study is needed to fully understand the potential risks.  Some studies have raised red flags about potential increased risk... Read More
Posted on April 10th, 2021
Many of us seek to take a proactive role in protecting our health, and that includes individuals who have been diagnosed with heart disease. Many patients have questions surrounding the role of supplements in heart health. Are they a good idea? Are there risks to taking supplements? While there are some supplements that may support heart health, others have unclear benefits overall.  If you... Read More