OHH News

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
Posted on February 1st, 2016
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, electrophysiologists are changing lives when they perform catheter ablations, a procedure used to treat a variety of heart arrhythmias. Ablation is effective at treating the vast majority of arrhythmias, ranging from atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation to premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardia. Following a successful ablation procedure,... Read More
Posted on January 18th, 2016
Patients and family members of patients considering a defibrillator may have many questions about the procedure, monitoring, maintenance, or other questions. The following questions are some of the most common questions about defibrillators that we hear at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. What’s involved in the placement procedure for a defibrillator? Implanting a typical two-wire defibrillator takes... Read More
Posted on January 7th, 2016
Doug Horstmanshof, MD Directory of Integris Transplant Center Topics Discussed Treatment Options for Advanced Heart Failure: beyond medications. LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) - When is it time and what is it like to live with an LVAD? LVAD is a mechanical pump that's used to support heart function and blood flow. Live patient demonstration. Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s... Read More
Posted on January 7th, 2016
We are a community for patients (as well as family and friends) with pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD), or wearable cardiac defibrillators (LifeVest). Our group is focused on bringing together patients and their healthcare team to provide support and discussion through our Facebook group and quarterly meetings. Next Meeting July 14, 2016 Where Fourth Floor of the Oklahoma... Read More
Posted on January 4th, 2016
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a specialized type of device that can both pace the heart and defibrillate or shock the heart. Pacemakers are typically implanted for heart rates that are too slow in order to help keep it beating in a steady rhythm. The defibrillator’s main purpose is to shock the heart back into a regular rhythm if a life-threatening arrhythmia (... Read More
Posted on December 14th, 2015
Many people have experienced a heart palpitation at least once - that odd fluttering in your chest, feeling like your heart is beating too hard, or thinking your heart skipped a beat.  Palpitations, or occasional irregular heartbeats, are fairly common and can be triggered by many things - stress, alcohol, caffeine, medications and supplements, or even hormonal changes. In many cases, they... Read More