Types of treatment offered at Our Lady of the Lake's Heart & Vascular Institute include:
Heart Attack Care
Valve Replacement - The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is only offered by Our Lady of the Lake in the Baton Rouge area. The new minimally-invasive procedure for valve replacement gives high-risk heart patients an option for longer life.
Cardiac catheterization, which can be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis, is the most definitive procedure for the diagnosis and evaluation of heart disease.
Endoscopic vein harvesting uses special instruments and video equipment to remove the saphenous vein using minimally invasive techniques providing better outcomes for patients and faster recovery.
Off Bypass. 90-95 % of heart procedures are performed off of bypass for smoother, speedier recoveries.
Advanced stent therapies. The Heart & Vascular Institute offers a variety of stent therapies to treat clogged arteries and prevent renarrowing of the arteries due to scar tissue growth.