Oklahoma Heart Institute opens its doors

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Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI), a newly constructed $64 million hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, opened its doors on March 11 to begin caring for patients.

The Tulsa facility, with a capacity of 104 licensed beds, features six floors and more than 183,000-square feet of space. With a large staff of medical professionals, OHI combines cardiovascular physicians, including cardiology specialists and cardiovascular surgeons.

OHI provides a range of cardiovascular services including a cardiovascular diagnostic center, cardiovascular interventional and electrophysiology laboratories, pre- and post-cardiac cath lab procedure beds, a cardiovascular intensive care unit, cardiac telemetry beds, a heart failure CARE center and an education center. The hospital also offers seven centers of excellence, which are specialized programs for the treatment of common cardiovascular conditions from diabetes and hypertension to others, such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation and non-surgical closure of holes in the heart.

Patients previously receiving cardiac care at Hillcrest Medical Center will be transported to OHI, which is connected directly to the hospital.