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. Our program is nationally ranked as high performing by US 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. 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.
Heart Function Disorders (cardiomyopathies and heart failure)
Acquired Heart Disorders /Conditions
Renal vascular disease/hypertension
Peripheral vascular disease
Deep vein thrombosis
We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including:
Cardiac MRI and CT
3-D & 4-D Echocardiograms
Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE)
Exercise Stress Test
Home monitoring of Pacemakers and Defibrillators
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.
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