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Ranked in the top tier in the U.S., the John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute offers advanced diagnostic and leading-edge therapies for patients. It’s home to more than 50 cardiologists, surgeons and other specialists who utilize some of the most sophisticated cardiac therapies available.

To repair Rochelle Lee’s serious heart condition, Ochsner interventional cardiologist Dr. Rajan Patel employed a complex, minimally invasive procedure called CTO PCI — a solution that helped Rochelle avoid open heart surgery.

In 2019 Ochsner successfully completed its 1,000th heart transplant, nearly 50 years after performing the first heart transplant in the Gulf South.

The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in the GUIDE-HF clinical trial — the largest heart failure medical device trial in the United States.

Ochsner Medical Center — Kenner has opened a second catherization lab, further expanding its capacity to serve cardiovascular patients in Jefferson and the River Parishes.

The National Institutes of Health awarded Ochsner a $1.3 million shared grant for cardiothoracic surgery research with Cleveland Clinic.

Ochsner Medical Center ranked with Healthgrades for the Coronary Intervention Award, Five-Star for Coronary Interventional Procedures and Five-Star for Pacemaker Procedures.

The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular OMC Electrophysiology Lab has received the American College of Cardiology Accreditation for Electrophysiology.

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