Special Procedures & Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (CVRA)

This is a 12-bed unit that cares for patients undergoing a variety of treatments, from angiograms to vascular access procedures. We also perform bedside procedures such as transesophageal EKGs, Tilt Table testing and lithotripsy (for kidney stones). Our skilled staff is available 24/7 to provide our patients with the best care possible.

If you are a patient scheduled for a procedure at Baton Rouge General, you will be contacted by a team member to discuss appropriate preparations. If you are scheduled for surgery, it is likely you will not be able to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your procedure, and you might be told not to take certain medications. Our physicians perform successful surgeries every day, but it’s normal to be anxious. Feel free to ask questions if you have any concerns.

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