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Heart Failure and Transplantation Medicine

More than 5.7 million people live with heart failure in America. In the early stages, the disease can be managed with a combination of medication and a healthier lifestyle. As time progresses, however, treatment becomes more complex. Patients from around the world have sought care from the nationally renowned team at Ochsner. Here, in the largest program for advanced heart failure treatment in the Gulf South, patients receive the latest treatment options and personalized care.

Why Advanced Heart Failure Treatment at Ochsner?

At Ochsner, you don’t fight heart failure alone. Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of the region’s most passionate and experienced transplant cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, social workers, pharmacists and dieticians. Your referring physician also continues to be an important part of your team.

Ochsner provides comprehensive management of all stages of congestive heart failure. We offer a complete array of innovative technologies, including surgical and percutaneous implantable mechanical support, implantable hemodynamic monitoring, biventricular pacing, ultrafiltration and novel drug therapies.

You’ll benefit from a customized treatment plan that addresses not just your physical needs but your mental and emotional ones. Open access clinics, telemanagement, nutrition counseling and social services help you achieve your goals.

Comprehensive services include:

  • Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures
  • Inotrope support
  • Electrophysiology therapy
  • Short- and long-term mechanical circulatory support devices
  • Cutting-edge surgical procedures
  • Innovative cardiac rehabilitation
  • Ongoing disease management education in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant Program

With great experience comes greater outcomes. Ochsner’s Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Program is the only Medicare-approved heart transplant program in Louisiana, performing over 20 heart transplants per year. Since 1970, when the first heart transplant in the Gulf South region was performed at Ochsner, more than 900 patients have undergone the procedure at Ochsner.

Ranked Nationally by CareChex in the top 10 programs – Medical Excellence for Heart Transplant

Learn more about Heart Transplants at Ochsner