Heart and Vascular

Heart & Vascular Institute

Welcome to the Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute

The Heart & Vascular Institute provides a destination for heart care that offers a spectrum of unmatched specialty care in Baton Rouge.
The Heart & Vascular Institute builds on Our Lady of the Lake’s expansive breadth of top-rated cardiovascular services and specialty care, recognized Centers of Excellence and world-class expertise. The evolution of the Institute not only expands cardiovascular services, technology and educational efforts, but enhances Our Lady of the Lake’s culture of healing, offering better outcomes with patient-centered care at its core. Through the Heart & Vascular Institute, Our Lady of the Lake is committed to advancing and redefining the field of heart and vascular care for our communities through innovative treatments, state-of-the-art technology, education and research.

Specialty Centers and Services

Heart Attack Care
Our Lady of the Lake is among the best in the nation for treating heart attacks. Faster treatment and four catheterization labs increase better outcomes for patients.

Heart Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation
We offer a broad range of treatment options for patients with arrhythmia, from noninvasive interventions to device therapy to minimally invasive surgery.

Valve Replacement
The Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is only offered by Our Lady of the Lake in the Baton Rouge area. The minimally-invasive procedure for valve replacement gives high-risk heart patients an option for longer life.  

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Our world-class cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons perform the most heart surgeries in Louisiana and offer advanced procedure options.

Cardiac Catheterization
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
This procedure 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 percent 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.