Helping to keep your heart strong, so you don't skip a beat! From counseling patients on cholesterol levels to detecting congenital heart defects in children to providing advanced specialty care such as open-heart surgery; the physicians at Ochsner in Baton Rouge are dedicated to keeping your heart healthy.
Text OCHSNER HEART to 99009 for heart and vascular health news and updates, and to ask your heart related questions to the experts at Ochsner Heart & Vascular Services.More >> Ochsner's ER at I-12 and O'Neal Lane is the fastest ER in the region. Medicare reports that the average wait time before seeing a provider is only 8 minutes! You can check Ochsner's ER wait times with our downloadable free app here:
Did you know that heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans and is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65? An estimated 46 percent of Americans will face heart failure by 2030. That's equivalent to more than 8 million people or the entire population of the state of Virginia.More >> Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States for adults over the age of 40 with nearly 850,000 people considered high risk. SCA is caused by an abrupt loss of heart function brought on by a rapid and/or chaotic activity known as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.More >> Cardiac pacemakers monitor the heart and provide electrical pulses to the heart when it beats too slowly. More than four million people worldwide have an implanted pacemaker or other cardiac rhythm management device, and an additional 700,000 patients receive the devices each year.More >> NEW ORLEANS – The John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute (JOHVI) at Ochsner Medical Center is the first facility in the Gulf South region to implant the Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker. Developed for patients with bradycardia – a heart rate that is too slow – the Nanostim™ device is placed directly in a patient's heart via catheter without the visible lump, scar and insulated wires (called leads) required for conventional pacemakers.More >> NEW ORLEANS – On April 9, 2014, vascular surgeons Taylor Smith and Charles Sternbergh successfully performed a complex minimally invasive endovascular aortic aneurysm repair – the first in the metropolitan New Orleans area.Because this patient's aortic aneurysm extended to the kidney arteries, it was not possible to treat with a standard endovascular stent. Traditionally, these patients must undergo a high risk operation, or be denied treatment altogether.More >> Will Help Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Medical Center is the first and only hospital in New Orleans to offer and implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System, the world's first and only subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) that provides treatment for patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).More >>
NEW ORLEANS – Healthgrades, the nation's most trusted source of health care provider information, has named Ochsner Medical Center and its West Bank Campus Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™ for the fifth year in a row. This prestigious distinction places Ochsner among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes – and the only hospitals in Louisiana to receive the award.More >>