November 2012

Share Your Story - Judy Marshall

Judy Marshall is making a difference in her community as a result of surviving two heart attacks. When her heart took her off the road, Marshall decided to channel the energy she put forth into driving a truck across the country into her hometown one project at a time. Here is her Oklahoma Heart Institute story.



First Two Successful TA-TAVR Procedures in Tulsa Performed at Oklahoma Heart Institute

On Tuesday, November 13, a team of Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) physicians successfully performed Tulsa’s first two transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TA-TAVR) procedures. TA-TAVR is a life-saving procedure for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at too high a risk for traditional open heart surgery.

AHA Sessions: Arrhythmia Trials Present Substantial Findings

Two large arrhythmia trials were presented at the American Heart Association Sessions this week, which could significantly impact clinical practice.  Oklahoma Heart Institute participated in both national, multi-center randomized trials, the BLOCK HF trial and MADIT-RIT trial.  Oklahoma Heart Institute cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. David Sandler explains the impact of these findings for patients, “whether through device choice or device programming, we are identifying opportunities to make dramatic improvements in patient outcomes."