Electrophysiology and Pacing

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Ochsner's Electrophysiology team offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics for patients with heart rhythm disorders. Performing over fifteen hundred procedures a year, Ochsner is the largest and most comprehensive center for management of arrhythmias in the Gulf South. With the completion of three state-of-the-art, dedicated electrophysiology suites, Ochsner has the technical equipment and manpower to support the largest hospital-based electrophysiology program in the region.

To Schedule A Patient Appointment:

  • Greater New Orleans  Area & Metairie: 504-842-4145
  • Kenner: 504-443-9500
  • North Shore: Covington, Mandeville or Abita Springs 985-875-2828
  • Slidell: 985-639-3777

Equipped with the latest technology, these labs allow our electrophysiologists to perform procedures more efficiently, more effectively, and more safely. We offer the newest 3-dimensional mapping systems which facilitate the performance of radiofrequency ablation of complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Ochsner electrophysiologists are the only electrophysiologists in the Gulf South region who have the skill and training to offer device extractions from the heart, utilizing the most advanced equipment with laser extraction. We offer tailored individual management for patients with device infections or complications.

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Complementing our commitment to care is our dedication to research and the training of the next generation of physicians. With two dedicated research nurses and a high volume of patients, Ochsner has access to the latest technologies and remain on the cutting-edge of field.

In fact, Ochsner is the first in the state to implant the Left Atrial Pressure Monitoring Device. By working with colleagues in Advanced Heart Failure, this system allows patients to have physician-directed, selfmanagement strategies tailored to their daily fluid status.

Our team also holds interest in risk stratification for sudden cardiac death, medical and non-pharmacological therapy for arrhythmias, and device based therapy (including patient selection for, and optimization of, cardiac resynchronization therapy).

For Referring Physicians

Referring physicians, for 24/7 transfers, referrals and phone consults, call the Regional Referral Center at 1-855-OHS-LINK (647-5465).