The Oklahoma Heart Institute structural heart and advanced heart failure teams recently performed the first AccuCinch left ventricular restoration procedure in Tulsa. This innovative procedure, which is being evaluated in the CORCINCH-HF research trial, has the potential to help patients with congestive heart failure by implanting a device in patients with an enlarged left ventricle, helping shrink the size of the left ventricle, reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and potentially increase life expectancy.
There are seven ways you can improve your heart health and decrease your risk of heart-related illnesses and complications, no matter your age or lifestyle. Christopher Allen, M.D., interventional cardiologist at Oklahoma Heart Institute, shares these tips.
1. Stop or decrease smoking
Amy Rea is being called a walking miracle. After an hour in cardiac arrest, her pulse returned thanks to a tireless, determined and dedicated team of professionals at Hillcrest Hospital South performing non-stop CPR.