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.
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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
Posted on November 10th, 2019
Oklahoma Heart Hospital has been committed to excellence in patient care from the beginning, and that commitment shows when we talk to our employees about their experience working here.
Patients notice the difference, too. We constantly get great feedback from our patients and their families, and we strive to provide the best cardiac care possible every day.
Our nursing staff is... Read More
Posted on November 2nd, 2019
Sometimes people use the expression that their heart skipped a beat when they’re scared or excited or when they’re describing the moment they met their true love. While the heart probably isn’t actually skipping a beat in those situations, the heart can skip beats due to premature contractions.
This arrhythmia is common, and most of the time it doesn’t involve treatment, but it can be... Read More
Posted on October 20th, 2019
When preparing for a cardiac procedure, whether a minimally invasive outpatient procedure or more invasive surgery, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. One thing you need to be aware of is hygiene and the important steps to take prior to your procedure.
Hygiene is important for regular daily life, of course. We’re all aware we need to shower and wash our hands after using the... Read More
Posted on October 10th, 2019
If you’re a patient at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, you won’t encounter the Rapid Response team, but they’re working hard behind the scenes. It’s a valuable service offered to referring physicians that streamlines the transfer process and allows patients to get the help they need quickly and efficiently.
What is Rapid Response?
When Oklahoma Heart Hospital was founded,... Read More
Posted on October 1st, 2019
Arrhythmias can be scary. Your heart is one of the most essential organs of your body, and when it starts to malfunction, it causes concern.
Though not all arrhythmias can be completely treated, many can. Modern heart medicine has come a long way from what it used to be, and there are several options available that can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life.
What is... Read More
Posted on September 20th, 2019
Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood that affects the health of your circulatory system. The liver makes cholesterol in the body, and it’s also found in foods we eat. While the body needs some cholesterol to function, too much can begin to cause problems.
Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is what’s commonly referred to as bad cholesterol. Too much of it can lead to a buildup of... Read More