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Heart & Vascular Institute

Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a heart-disease related event. In fact, more people in this country are diagnosed with heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined. The statistics are staggering but they don’t tell the whole story.

There is hope and it’s closer than you think. It’s right here at Ochsner. With treatment options so revolutionary they aren't available anywhere else in the region, the award-winning team at Ochsner is helping our patients fight back.

Why Cardiovascular Care at Ochsner?

Ochsner’s team of cardiologists and surgeons work closely with each patient to develop a customized healthcare plan that is both targeted and effective. From routine diagnostics to specialized procedures, Ochsner heart specialists are equipped to provide optimum care in cardiovascular medicine.

What’s more, we are continually searching for ways to improve overall patient care. The Department of Cardiology participates in over 80 clinical trials with the goal of advancing knowledge of the mechanisms, diagnoses, and treatments of cardiovascular disease.

More Options, More Experience

Ochsner is first in the area to offer non-surgical methods of repairing heart valve, state-of-the-art treatment for heart rhythm disorders and laser technology to remove implanted heart devices. In addition, our team provides advanced cardiovascular care for patients with conditions including:

  • Advanced Heart Failure including Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Devices (LVAD’s)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Aortic & Mitral Valve Disease including Non-Surgical Replacement and Repair
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease including Non-Surgical Repair with Stenting
  • Stroke Prevention with Carotid Artery Stents
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair with Non-Surgical Stenting
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders & Pacing and Defibrillators
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Other Arrhythmias Requiring Catheter Ablation Therapy
  • Adults and Children with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Advanced Coronary Diseases for patients with restenosis, and chronic total occlusions
  • Heart disease risk factor management, including hypertension and cholesterol management
  • And More

Award-Winning Care

  • Healthgrades named Ochsner as a 2015 Five-Star Recipient of Carotid Surgery and Repair of Abdominal Aorta
  • Carechex ranked Ochsner in the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for Heart Attack Treatment and Heart Failure Treatment

The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute (JOHVI)

Named after nationally renowned heart surgeon Dr. John Ochsner, the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) is a comprehensive cardiac and vascular tertiary care center with multiple locations, making it convenient to connect you to the care you need.  

JOHVI is home to more than 50 cardiologists representing a continuum of care unmatched in the Gulf Coast region. In fact, people from all over the world come to Ochsner for heart care. Ochsner has completed over 900 heart transplants and over 450 non-surgical aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. We are the largest comprehensive center for management of arrhythmias in the Gulf South with over 2,000 procedures performed a year.

Through ongoing research initiatives, physician training programs and clinical trials, JOHVI continues to set the standard for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. We serve as a destination center for patients across the Gulf South with complex cardiac diseases and as a resource for patients who have been told there are no other options available to treat their heart and vascular condition.

Patients throughout the region benefit from the quality of care only Ochsner can provide at locations on the New Orleans, West Bank and in Uptown New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Kenner, River Parishes, North Shore, and Bayou Regions.