February 2012

Heart Attacks & Red Meat

The Heart Attack Grill has been making headlines lately due to the irony of one of its patrons suffering a heart attack while eating a 6000 calorie “Triple Bypass Burger”. While the irony of the Heart Attack Grill story was not lost in the media coverage, it is important to remind everyone what is recommended in terms of healthy consumption of red meat, whether the dish is cleverly named or not. So what is the recommended, healthy consumption of red meat?

Hidden Salt

You may have thought foods like chips and pretzels were some of the worst offenders when it comes to our salt intake.  However, according to a new report, that commonly held belief has been turned upside down.  Well, almost.

Hidden salt exposed: Bread tops the list of worst offenders.

First in Oklahoma

Electrophysiologists at Oklahoma Heart Institute are the first physicians in Oklahoma to offer the Arctic Front® Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter system, the first and only cryoballoon in the United States indicated to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), a serious heart rhythm disorder that affects millions of Americans. Drs. Craig Cameron and Greg Cogert, Electrophysiologists with Oklahoma Heart Institute, completed the first CryoBalloon Ablation procedure on Tuesday, May 24th at Oklahoma Heart Institute.