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Your Heart Health Starts Here 

Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States dies from a heart-disease-related event. In fact, more people in the United States are diagnosed with heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. The statistics are staggering, but they don’t tell the whole story.

There is hope and it’s closer than you think – right here at Ochsner Lafayette General. With revolutionary treatment options not found anywhere else in the region, our award-winning team works closely with you to develop customized treatment plans that are both targeted and effective. From routine diagnostics to specialized procedures, our heart specialists are equipped to provide you with the best care available in cardiovascular medicine. 

Our advanced level of care delivers life-changing results for people every day. Learn more from our most recent patient stories, and discover how Ochsner Lafayette General can make a difference for you.

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Ochsner & CIS: The Power of Partnership

Since 2011, Ochsner Lafayette General and the Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) have pioneered a partnership to create a hospital-physician co-management agreement. The purpose of the agreement is to allow CIS cardiologists to be the decision-makers in developing and achieving the high standards of heart and cardiovascular care that Ochsner Lafayette General strives to achieve. This partnership allows us to provide you with specialized cardiovascular and heart care at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Center and at affiliated satellite locations through referrals. 

Unrivaled Cardiovascular Care. Undeniable Results.

This mutually beneficial partnership has had tremendous results. It has fostered drastically better patient outcomes, stronger quality measures, shorter lengths of stay, reduced readmissions and higher patient satisfaction surveys for cardiology patients. With the resources of Ochsner Lafayette General, CIS cardiologists have the ability to advance the frontiers of innovation and research, utilize superior technology and acquire top specialists covering all facets of heart and vascular medicine.

In 2013, Ochsner Lafayette General extended access of its CIS cardiologists beyond Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center to include Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics, where quality heart health and cardiology services were in high demand. Then, in 2021, that access was further extended to Ochsner St. Martin Hospital in an effort to provide state-of-the-art cardiology services to more communities in that area of our region. Ochsner Lafayette General also utilizes the partnership with CIS by providing telecardiology programs at Ochsner Acadia General Hospital and Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital.

The co-management model of CIS at Ochsner Lafayette General creates a culture of excellence that permeates through each organization. Following the success of this partnership, Ochsner Lafayette General has molded other co-management agreements in other service lines across its system based on this exemplary model.

Ochsner Digital Medicine Program

Experience human compassion combined with the power of technology with Ochsner’s Digital Medicine program. Our specialists help patients manage their chronic conditions from home while staying connected to a dedicated care team. 

Using advanced analytics and real-time patient data, your care team stays connected to your care around the clock and can suggest immediate medical and lifestyle adjustments for a wide range of conditions — from hypertension and congestive heart failure to diabetes. 

Ochsner Lafayette General offers telecardiology care at Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Acadia General Hospital, connecting patients to CIS physicians at any time of day or night.

The Region’s Largest System of Catheterization Labs

With three facilities located across Acadiana, Ochsner Lafayette General makes accessing and receiving world-class cardiovascular care simple for every patient. We understand the complex needs of our region and have invested in the necessary talent and tools to create a comprehensive program that’s ready when you need us.

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Telemetry Floor at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center

For patients who need heart-related monitoring throughout the night, Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center has telemetry floors within the hospital. Each telemetry room is equipped with heart monitoring equipment, and patients are monitored by telemetry nurses who have received extensive specialized training related to the specific needs of each patient. Telemetry support may be required or recommended for trauma patients (read more about our Level II Trauma Center designation), patients from our Emergency Department, from post-surgery, from the cath lab or a transfer from the ICU.