Heart & Vascular Medicine

Heart & Vascular Medicine

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, also lowers your quality of life and contributes to disability. That’s why you need to seek high-level treatment for any heart or vascular condition.

Nationally Recognized Heart & Vascular Care Nearby

If you or a loved one experience a heart or vascular disorder, trust the extensively trained cardiovascular care team at OU Health for careful diagnosing and information about preventive care, as well as advanced treatments using the latest techniques and technologies.

When you choose OU Health for your heart and vascular care, you become part of our Cardiovascular Institute program, where a comprehensive, team-based treatment approach brings together top specialists in Oklahoma City and Tulsa to collaborate with you in developing a treatment plan tailored to your specific situation.

Heart Conditions & Treatments

Whatever your heart condition, you can depend on the expert cardiologists at OU Health to provide advanced, research-based treatments, including information from clinical trials, to address even the most complex cardiac conditions, including:

Cardiac Catheterization & Electrophysiology Lab

As part of your comprehensive treatment plan, you and your OU Health cardiovascular care team may take advantage of our advanced cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology lab for a wide range of minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures such as:

  • Ablation – Repairs heart tissue with alcohol solution, extreme heat or extreme cold
  • Device lead extraction – For pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Endovascular stenting – For abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Nephrology declot procedures and catheter placement
  • Placement for permanent pacemaker (PPM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

Advanced Treatments for Your Heart & Vascular System

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

If you or a loved one live with a congenital heart disease, depend on OU Health’s cardiovascular specialists for dedicated, personalized follow-up care. As part of the adult congenital heart disease program, you receive a wide range services – as either an inpatient or outpatient – designed to meet your medical, physical, emotional or social needs. Your cardiologist provides guidance and helps you understand how your heart condition affects adult milestones like employment, physical activity and pregnancy.

Interventional Cardiology

Reduce your need for open-heart surgery with corrective procedures available through OU Health’s interventional cardiology program. You’ll work with our interventional cardiologist and a team of heart and vascular specialists to find the best approach for your particular situation.

Members of your interventional team also participate in groundbreaking research and device studies, which means they understand the latest evidence-based cardiovascular medicine and can offer you advanced diagnostic techniques and a hybrid treatment approach that combines minimally invasive catheter insertions and heart valve replacements with surgical procedures.

Cardiac & Vascular Surgery

Your cardiac or vascular surgeon works alongside experts in OU Health’s Cardiovascular Institute program as part of your treatment care team. You benefit from their regular participation in cardiovascular research and clinical trials, which gives them experience with new approaches for effectively treating your heart condition, including techniques designed to reduce your recovery time.

Cardiac Surgery Procedures

Vascular Surgery Procedures

Vascular Medicine

As your body ages, blood vessels may become thicker and less flexible, which can contribute to health conditions such as high blood pressure. That’s when you need to talk with your doctor and reach out to OU Health Vascular Clinic in Oklahoma City. You’ll work with Oklahoma’s most experienced vascular specialists, which means your treatment benefits from unmatched experience and advanced technology. Your OU Vascular Center team uses evidence-based procedures and works with your regular doctor to assure seamless, top-quality care and long-term follow-up.

Vascular Conditions We Treat

Limb Preservation

Circulation problems in your legs can lead to pain, difficulty walking or amputation, so count on specialists in OU Health’s Limb Preservation program to improve your cardiovascular health and prevent the need to remove a limb. You’ll receive expert care and treatment for a wide range of circulatory impairments, including peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Circulatory Conditions

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Leg pain, fatigue or weakness
  • Prior amputations
  • Poorly healing leg wounds

Treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Medications
  • Walking and exercise programs
  • Smoking and nicotine cessation programs
  • Procedures to improve blood flow to the legs

Your Expert Team for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Each member of your extensively experienced heart and vascular medicine team — from physician specialists to support staff — contributes to your positive participation in the OU Health Cardiovascular Institute program and provides comprehensive care supported by leading research and technology.

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