Cardiology

Slidell Memorial is the most experienced in cardiac services on the Northshore, consistently being first to offer new, innovative services in cardiac care.

SMH's new Cardiac facility has 38 private rooms; advanced cardiac cath labs and patient monitoring system; and will feature a comprehensive, continuous-team care protocol to speed delivery of services in a patient-centered, coordinated and cost-effective manner.
 
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In 2004, SMH became the first facility in East St. Tammany Parish to offer multi-slice CT scanning, which provides highly detailed images of the circulatory system and internal organs.

cardiac servicesThe 16-slice scanner and its new 64-slice counterpart give SMH physicians and patients access to potentially life-saving technologies such as CT angiography, CT fluoroscopy and calcium scoring, all non-invasive procedures that can detect problems early, when they are most treatable.

The 64-slice scanner is fast enough to create a clear, stop-action image of a beating heart while requiring nothing more invasive than an IV injection in the patient's arm.

SMH in 2008 became the first hospital in the area to offer Spectranetics Excimer Laser Ablation treatment for patients suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The system produces pulsed bursts of ultraviolet (UV) light energy that vaporize blockages in the arteries into tiny particles that are easily absorbed into the blood stream.

Cardiac Surgery / Critical Care Services

  • Two full-service Heart Surgery Suites
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Valve Replacement
  • Off-pump Bypass
  • 13-bed Medical Intensive Care
  • Six-bed Surgical Intensive Care
  • 38-bed Cardiac/Medical Telemetry Unit
  • 12 bed Pre- and Post-Cardiac Surgery and Intervention Unit

Cardiology Services

  • Two-full service Cath Labs
  • Drug Eluting Stents
  • AICD and Pacemaker Implantation
  • Electrophysiology Lab
  • Cardiac Stress Tests
  • Echocardiography
  • Nationally Certified Cardiac Rehab


 

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