Posted on May 15th, 2016
Ejection fraction is a measurement of the heart’s overall efficiency as it pumps blood to the body. A low ejection fraction can be a sign of cardiac disease or damage to the heart, including damage from consistent high blood pressure that affects the pumping function of the heart or genetic conditions that... Read More
Posted on May 1st, 2016
When treating health concerns that may impact the heart, it’s important for doctors to know how well a patient’s heart works. Enter the ejection fraction, a calculation that helps doctors measure the efficiency of the heart. The heart has both a left ejection fraction and a right ejection fraction since each side of the heart pumps separately — the left side of the heart pumps blood to the brain... Read More
Posted on April 15th, 2016
One of the most common types of syncope is reflex mediated syncope, also called neurally mediated or vasovagal syncope. With this type of syncope, episodes occur because of miscues in the autonomic nervous system, or the system that controls regular bodily functions such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestion.
Receptors in the human body send information to the brain, and the brain regulates... Read More
Posted on April 4th, 2016
Syncope is a sudden, complete loss of consciousness commonly described as fainting or passing out. In a typical syncope episode, a person will be standing and simply pass out with little to no warning. They will be unconscious for just a few minutes and may feel warm or appear flushed when they wake up. Syncope on its own may not be dangerous, aside from some risk of injury when passing out.... Read More
Posted on March 22nd, 2016
LAWTON, Okla. (March 22, 2016) - When Dr. Karen Clark was deciding her career path nearly 30 years ago, she was called to the field of medicine where she could combine her fascination of physiology and human anatomy with her love of helping people.
Clark brings her passion for people and science to her new role as a board-certified cardiologist at Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s clinic... Read More
Posted on March 15th, 2016
Every patient diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (aka AFib or AF) is unique — the length and frequency of their irregular rhythms vary, they have different health histories and risk factors, and they may respond differently to available treatment options. Your doctor at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital will work with you to determine the best course of action to help you manage AF and reduce... Read More
Posted on March 8th, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY (March 8, 2016) – The Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) Wound Center recently received a Center of Distinction Award from the Healogics network for its high patient satisfaction scores and outstanding wound-healing rate.
In January 2015, OHH opened the wound center in Oklahoma City, which is a member of the Healogics network, the nation’s largest provider of advanced... Read More
Posted on March 8th, 2016
ARDMORE, Okla. ( ) – The new year has brought a new partnership for Mercy Hospital Ardmore. On Jan. 1, 2016, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) began managing the cardiac program at Mercy Hospital Ardmore, which streamlines Mercy’s cardiology strategy across the state.
Since opening its first campus nearly 14 years ago in Oklahoma City, OHH has provided all of the cardiac... Read More
Posted on March 1st, 2016
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of irregular heart rhythm often seen in the aging population. Symptoms of atrial fibrillation, commonly known as “AFib,” include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, light headedness, dizziness, and sometimes passing out.... Read More
Posted on February 15th, 2016
A catheter ablation is a procedure used to treat a variety of heart arrhythmias, including atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia and more. For some life-threatening arrhythmias, ablation is scheduled as soon as possible after diagnosis. For other less severe arrhythmias, medication may be recommended first and ablation second.
For... Read More