Why choose Ochsner Health for your cardiology care?
Many of the most important things in life, from having opportunities to do things you’re passionate about and make memories with the people you love to your ability to accomplish your goals, hinge on the health of your heart. At the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, a skilled, diverse team of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and more uses state-of-the-art treatments to help patients reach their potential by improving or maintaining heart health. That’s why people from Louisiana, Mississippi and many other states and countries trust our comprehensive care for heart disease and related conditions.
What sets us apart for heart and vascular care? We’ve been a pioneer in this field for decades, starting with performing the first heart transplant in the region in 1970. We also performed the region’s first pediatric heart transplant and first total artificial heart implant, implanted a pacemaker in the youngest patient on record, invented percutaneous atrial septal defect closure, and led the way in using a smartwatch to help manage high blood pressure.
From using digital technology to monitor blood pressure and performing the latest minimally invasive procedures in our cardiac catheterization laboratory to conducting research into all aspects of cardiovascular care, the Heart & Vascular Institute is adding to our rich history of caring for patients’ hearts. Whether you’re looking to reduce your heart disease risk or need care for an acute or chronic cardiovascular condition, your heart is in good hands at Ochsner.