Posted on February 20th, 2020
At Oklahoma Heart Hospital, we recognize that lack of insurance can be a barrier to healthcare for many people in our state. That’s why we created the Clinic for the Uninsured.
The concept came about through partnership between the Oklahoma Heart Hospital Research Foundation (OHHRF) and... Read More
Posted on February 10th, 2020
Your heart is the most important muscle in your body, and like every other muscle, it runs on electrical impulses. Those impulses tell it when and how to beat and control the pace of your heartbeat. And when those impulses get out of sync, problems start to occur.
How your heart’s electrical system works
Your heart has a well-defined circuit that makes it work, and it starts at the right atrium (... Read More
Posted on February 1st, 2020
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death for women in the United States?
In 2017 it was responsible for one in every five women’s deaths in the United States. It killed almost 300,000 women over the course of the year. Yet many people aren’t aware of their personal risk factors for heart disease.... Read More
Posted on January 20th, 2020
Talk to any cardiac specialist and they probably have a story to tell about CPR saving the life of a patient. Whether it was a bystander trained in CPR who came to the rescue or a family member who learned CPR specifically due to the patient’s increased risk of cardiac issues, there are stories to tell.
Every year 350,000 cardiac arrests—a sudden stoppage of the heart—occur outside of... Read More
Posted on January 10th, 2020
We’re a chronically sleep-deprived nation. The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep per day for adults, but most Americans average less than that. The average is around 6.8 hours per day,... Read More
Posted on January 1st, 2020
Your circulatory system is only really designed to support one person. But when you’re pregnant, it’s doing the work for two.
Though your heart and circulatory system can handle the extra volume, it is an extra strain on the body. A pregnant woman’s blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent to support the baby, and the heart pumps around 25 percent faster. Blood vessels dilate, and the heart... Read More
Posted on December 20th, 2019
Are you prepared for medical emergencies? While no one likes to think about the possibility of major medical issues, planning ahead can make dealing with a major medical issue much easier. Having the right medical documents in place means both family members and your doctors will know your wishes and know who should make decisions for you if you’re not able to make them yourself.
Here... Read More
Posted on December 10th, 2019
Clogged arteries are one of the most common health problems that affect Americans as they age. Plaque builds up on the artery walls and can reduce or even block blood flow to the body. Many people don’t know their arteries are clogged until serious complications occur.
But what if you could find out about them before they become a problem?... Read More
Posted on December 1st, 2019
A heart rhythm disorder, also known as an arrhythmia, occurs when the heart doesn’t beat normally. It could be faster or slower than usual or it could be beating inconsistently. There are many different types of arrhythmias, with some occurring regularly and some occurring only periodically.
Heart rhythm disorders come from an issue with the cardiac electrical impulses that control the... Read More
Posted on November 20th, 2019
Some cases of hypertension (high blood pressure) can be fairly well managed with lifestyle change and medication. Other cases are more complex and can cause serious health concerns if left unchecked. Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s Hypertension Clinic specializes in treating more difficult cases of high blood pressure to help get you... Read More