Heart & Vascular

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 600,000 deaths each year. Our goal at Baton Rouge General’s Heart Center is to reduce that number by saving and improving the lives of as many heart patients as possible. With our recent multi-million dollar expansion of heart and vascular services, and a growing community of heart specialists, Baton Rouge General brings together comprehensive heart and vascular services under one roof.

What We Offer

Our team of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists and vascular specialists ensure that our patients receive the most advanced treatments known to medicine. We offer:

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology and testing
  • An advanced cardiac catheterization lab
  • Dedicated heart operating rooms
  • Hybrid operating suite for minimally invasive interventions
  • 24-hour Emergency Room
  • Comprehensive stroke services
  • Fully monitored intensive care and telemetry units
  • Cardiovascular recovery area
  • Inpatient & outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs
  • Limbs for Life program
  • Screenings and early detection
  • Prevention programs, including a Smoking Cessation course

Awards and Accolades

Our heart and vascular program has received many state, regional and national accolades, including:

  • Certification as a Chest Pain Center - Joint Commission, 2017
  • Certification as a Primary Stroke Center - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, 2016
  • Top Performer Hospital for Heart Attack and Heart Failure - Joint Commission
  • #1 in the State for Heart Failure Treatment - CareChex, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • #1 in the State for Heart Attack Treatment - CareChex, 2015, 2016
  • #1 in Greater Baton Rouge for Vascular Surgery - CareChex, 2015
  • 5-star rated for Treatment of Heart Failure - Healthgrades, 2015, 2016
  • #1 in Greater Baton Rouge for Stroke Care – CareChex, 2016