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For more than 40 years, parents from around the world have trusted the pediatric cardiologists at Ochsner Hospital for Children with their children's heart care. Whether your child's heart disease is congenital or acquired, there is no better place in the region to seek care.



The Leaders in Pediatric Cardiology

For the sixth year in a row, Ochsner Hospital for Children has been ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. We were recognized for cardiology and heart surgery.


Innovative Treatments

At Ochsner Hospital for Children, our team provides advanced care for even the most complex pediatric heart cases — everything from EKGs to non-invasive valve replacements to heart transplants. In fact, we offer the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana.


A Specialized, Coordinated Care Team

Our pediatric cardiologists work side by side with Child Life specialists, case managers and some of the best pediatric cardiology nurses in the country. This means you'll have an entire team of specialists working together to support you every step of the way.

We Treat All Heart Conditions and Symptoms

Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital
3330 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301
Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
Ochsner Health Center for Children - Lafayette
1460 S. College Rd., Lafayette, LA 70503

3 Reasons to Trust Ochsner for Pediatric Heart Care

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We Make it Easy to Get Expert Pediatric Heart Care

For Teens with Congenital Heart Conditions

Starting at age 16, your child should transition to seeing an adult congenital cardiologist. Ochsner is the only hospital in the region that has both a children's and an adult congenital heart program in the same place, meaning continuity of care for your child.

Call 504.842.5200

Call 504.842.5200
Ochsner Health Center for Children - Monroe
300 Pavilion Rd., West Monroe, LA 71292
Ochsner Health Center for Children - New Orleans
1319 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Health Center for Children Pediatric Subspecialties - Covington
71121 Hwy. 21, Ste. B, Covington, LA 70433
Ochsner Health Center for Children Pediatric Subspecialties - Houma
8120 Main St., Ste. 303, Houma, LA 70360

 The Experts in Pediatric Cardiology Are Right in Your Neighborhood

Manage Your Child's Health Online With MyOchsner

MyOchsner is an online tool that lets you see medical records and test results, schedule appointments online, message your doctor and more.

Find a Convenient Location Near You

With locations throughout the region, you’re never far from specialized care.

Get an Appointment When You Need One

When your child needs to see a cardiologist, the “next available appointment” never seems to be soon enough. That’s why Ochsner pediatric cardiologists offer same-day and next-day appointments.

The Ochsner Advantage



Top 50

We’ve been caring for the littlest hearts for more than 40 years. Our award-winning staff includes world-renowned congenital cardiac surgeons and cardiologists trained in the most complex cases.

We are proud to have a 100% survival rate in 2018 for neonatal heart surgery, child heart surgery and the Norwood procedure (for hypoplastic left heart syndrome).

Ochsner Hospital for Children is ranked among the Top 50 Children’s Hospitals in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.

  • Acquired heart disorders/conditions

  • Congenital heart defects 

  • Fainting (syncope) 

  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia)

  • Heart function disorders (cardiomyopathies and heart failure)

  • Heart murmurs 

  • Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) 

  • Pulmonary hypertension

  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)

We Offer State-of-the-Art 
Diagnostic Cardiology Procedures

  • Fetal echocardiograms

  • Holter monitoring 

  • Home monitoring of pacemakers and defibrillators 

  • Pediatric interventional 
    cardiology lab (cath lab)

  • Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE)

  • Ventricular assist devices

  • 3-D & 4-D echocardiograms

  • Cardiac MRI and CT 

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization 

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

  • Electrophysiologic studies

  • Exercise stress test

Now Open: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

This specialized unit offers patients between the ages of birth through 18 years Level 1 care — the highest available. The new space also provides private space for patients and their families complete with calming ocean illustrations above each bed and access to an outside balcony.

Find a Pediatric Cardiologist Near You

Ochsner Health Center for Children Pediatric Subspecialties - Slidell
105 Medical Center Dr., Ste. 304, Slidell, LA 70461
Ochsner Specialty Health Center – Raceland
141 Twin Oaks, Raceland, LA 70394
Opelousas General Hospital
539 E. Prudhomme St., Opelousas, LA 70570

Better outcomes and shorter hospital stays than the national average*

highest in the country*

Ochsner's survival rate for the most complex pediatric heart surgeries is among the

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*Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

*Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

*Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 

We are ranked among the

Top 50

Children's Hospitals 

in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.

The Ochsner Advantage for Pediatric Cardiology

The Ochsner Advantage for Pediatric Cardiology