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Ochsner Hospital for Children is ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the nation.

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Pediatric Cardiology

For more than 40 years, parents from all around the world have entrusted their children’s care to the pediatric cardiology team at Ochsner Hospital for Children. Whether your child’s heart disease is congenital or acquired, there is no better place in the region to seek care. Ochsner Hospital for Children is ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the nation U.S. News and World Report. Comprehensive, leading-edge care with exceptional outcomes is available right here in your own backyard.

High Tech and High Touch

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most prevalent birth defect in America. At Ochsner Hospital for Children, a passionate, highly talented team led by 13 gifted pediatric cardiologists and internationally renowned congenital heart surgeons offer care second to none. Our team provides advanced care for even the most complex pediatric cases. Learn more about care for congenital heart disease in children and adults.

We offer everything from EKGs to non-invasive valve replacements to heart transplants. In fact, we performed the first pediatric heart transplant in the Gulf South.

As part of The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute (JOHVI), our committed cardiovascular experts collaborate with a large team of specialists and subspecialists. Together, they deliver an invaluable continuity of care that extends from before birth through adulthood.

What’s more, our team works side by side with some of the best pediatric cardiology nurses in the country. Unlike most centers, our nurses subspecialize; they have a level of education, experience and expertise that is unrivaled.  

Conditions Treated 

We treat all conditions including the following:


  • Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Heart murmurs
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)

Congenital Heart Defects

  • Anomalous pulmonary veins
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrioventricular canal defect
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Coronary artery anomalies
  • Ebstein’s anomaly
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Mitral valve abnormalities
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Pulmonary valve atresia
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Pulmonary valve atresia
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Vascular ring
  • Ventricular septal defect

Heart Rhythm Disorders (arrhythmias)

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Heart Function Disorders (cardiomyopathies and heart failure)

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis

Acquired Heart Disorders /Conditions

  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Renal vascular disease/hypertension
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Obesity

Procedures Offered

We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including:

  • Fetal Echocardiograms
  • Cardiac MRI and CT
  • 3-D & 4-D Echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiologic Studies
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Home monitoring of Pacemakers and Defibrillators
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization

Same Day Appointments are Available

When your child is having heart trouble, the “next available appointment” never seems to be soon enough. Ochsner’s pediatric cardiologists offer same-day appointments at Ochsner Hospital For Children in New Orleans and in communities near you. Online scheduling is available by phone and computer. Peace of mind is never far away.

Regional Locations

Pediatric cardiology appointments are also available at the following locations:

Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital
3330 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301

Ochsner Health Center –Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
Monroe, LA 71292

Opelousas General Hospital
539 E Prudhomme Street
Opelousas, LA 70570