Innovative Cardiovascular Care
You Can Count On 

Protect your heart with cardiovascular care that is unmatched in the region. From routine diagnostics to specialized procedures, Ochsner’s expert cardiologists and vascular surgeons are raising the bar for patient care.

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Innovative Cardiovascular Care You Can Count On

3 Reasons to Trust Your Heart to Ochsner

Patient Stories

Ochsner cardiologists treat a variety of heart issues, including:

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  • Arrhythmias (Afib)
  • Complex heart conditions
  • Congenital heart disease (adults and children)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Stroke

The Aortic Center

The global death rate for aortic diseases, which include thoracic aortic aneurysm, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and acute aortic syndromes, has steadily increased over the past two decades. The aorta is the largest and most important artery in the body. It carries blood away from your heart and to the rest of the body. At Ochsner, our comprehensive aortic team is board-certified and trained to provide a full range of high-quality aortic services.

Ochsner’s specialists will work with you one-on-one to develop a customized, minimally invasive treatment plan, whether you’re managing a chronic condition or a complex heart disorder.

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Multi-Disciplinary Advanced Care

At Ochsner, patients find hope to overcome challenging, life-threatening cardiovascular diseases.

Our Locations

Baton Rouge*
Denham Springs

Baton Rouge Region

Greater New Orleans Area


Jefferson Hwy*   

Mississippi Region

Bay St. Louis

New Orleans

River Region


North Shore Region


Bayou Region


*Ofrecemos consultas en Español.
Partners with St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Slidell Memorial Hospital

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Ochsner offers the most effective nonsurgical treatments for heart disease in the region. When your options seem limited, we can provide a second opinion.

Why Get a Second Opinion

Thoughtful Second Opinions

With more than 100 ongoing cardiovascular clinical research trials and cutting-edge technology, you’ll have access to groundbreaking treatments that aren’t available anywhere else in the region.

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Innovative Treatments

Patients from around the world travel to Ochsner for treatment of complex heart conditions, including:

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  • Advanced heart failure including transplantation and mechanical assist devices (LVADs)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Aortic and mitral valve disease*
  • Peripheral vascular disease*
  • Carotid artery disease*
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm*
  • Heart rhythm disorders, as well as pacing and defibrillators
  • Atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias requiring catheter ablation therapy
  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Structural heart disease
  • Advanced coronary diseases for patients with restenosis and chronic total occlusion

*including nonsurgical repair

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Innovative Treatments

Rochelle Lee

Imagine being told your heart was only functioning at 20 percent from a blockage, but that you didn’t need to have open heart surgery to fix it.

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson was living a healthy and active lifestyle when he suddenly experienced heart failure. After gaining nearly 50 pounds of water weight and with his heart failing, Mark was transferred to Ochsner to see if a new heart could be found to save his life.

Thoughtful Second Opinions

Patient Story: Jackson Ellisor

Jackson Ellisor was told he should have bypass surgery after being diagnosed with a left bundle block. Before committing to an open-heart surgery, he sought out a second opinion. If you are facing a complex heart-related issue, our team of experts can provide peace of mind by consulting on your treatment plan.

How a Second Opinion Can Save Your Life

Getting a second opinion is always a good idea when it comes to your health and heart. It can help inform your most important care decisions. Christopher White, MD explains the ins and outs of when and why to get a second opinion and how it can save your life.

How Healthy is Your Heart?

Your risk depends on several factors, ranging from age, to smoking status, to cholesterol levels. Assess your risk with a free online risk test to catch problems early.


Are You at Risk?

Heart Attack Risk Factors

As you get older, your risk of heart attack increases.

Smoking is a major
(and preventable) cause of heart attack.

Being overweight or obese, even if you don’t have any other risk factors, ups your chances of heart attack.

High cholesterol and blood pressure levels
put stress on your cardiovascular system.

4 Surprising Symptoms of Heart Disease

It’s not uncommon to become nauseous during a heart attack.

Nausea, Indigestion or Stomach Pain

Sleep apnea creates lapses in oxygen intake, putting extra stress on your heart.

Sleep Apnea

Heart issues can cause blood to back up in your veins, leading to bloating.

Swollen Feet and Ankles

Extreme exhaustion or unexplained weakness can coincide with a heart attack, especially in women.


Nuclear Cardiac Imaging

We provide advanced, noninvasive imaging services to help you receive a quick and accurate diagnosis. We’re the only hospital in the region to offer PET scans of the heart, a highly effective tool used to diagnose cardiac disease.

Since performing the first heart transplant in the region nearly 50 years ago, Ochsner Transplant Institute has been at the forefront of heart transplants. Our team not only delivers innovative treatment but also addresses the emotional, financial and practical issues so often faced by transplant patients and their families.  

The Experts in Heart Transplants

Our Cardiovascular Care Locations Have Expanded

Ochsner Medical Complex - Clearview a wellness-focused, state-of-the-art facility conveniently located at the Clearview City Center. A patient-centered healthcare destination that brings a multitude of services, amenities and wellness offerings into one location. Plus, conveniences like same-day appointments and a drive-through pharmacy make this location centered around your needs. 

The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center