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Each year, more than a million Americans suffer a heart attack. The result is death in about one-third of heart attacks. Heart attacks remain the number one cause of death not only for men, but also for women.

The most amazing thing about these statistics is that most heart attacks are preventable! Having a heart attack is not a natural consequence of growing old. What causes most heart attacks is a build-up of blockage material (atherosclerotic plaque) in the walls of the blood vessels to the heart. The blockage material often starts to build-up while a person is young (during... Read More »

According to Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll, over one-third of Americans say that they have made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight every year for the last five years. Most resolved to lose 10-29 pounds (48%) followed by 30-49 pounds (21%). Less than half stick to their goals six months into the year.

So how can this year be different? According to Psychology Today, it starts with choices and change. Making the decision to eat healthy is a daily choice that can sometimes be difficult.

Sites like Pinterest help in finding options that are not only good for you, but taste... Read More »

Have you ever been told you have a heart problem and there's nothing else that can be done to treat it? At OHI, the physician very often take the most difficult cases that have been turned down at other centers and treat them successfully. For example, OHI’s invasive cardiologists were the first in Oklahoma to treat very high-risk patients with severe blockage of blood vessels to the heart using the Impella circulatory assist device. The OHI invasive team also was the first in Tulsa to close holes in adults' hearts with a procedure that eliminates the need for open-heart surgery. It just... Read More »

The new OHI website is Here! Oklahoma Heart Institute is proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website. By updating our main site, www.oklahomaheart.com, with a new Web 2.0 look and feel, we’ve been able to improve navigation, add new features, and provide a more user-friendly experience. In addition, we will be adding new content and posting fresh, important information on our blog. We invite you to look around our site, and hope you enjoy your OHI web experience!