SMH Heart Center: Your Full-Service Cardiac Specialists

SMH Heart Center: Your Full-Service Cardiac Specialists



The Heart Center at Slidell Memorial Hospital is a world-class cardiac facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment and top quality care.

The Heart Center Story

Completed in 2013, the SMH Heart Center is a dedicated heart care wing within the existing hospital facility. With a patient-focused design, the center was created in order to consolidate all of the hospital’s cardiac care facilities into one area. The goal was to provide more efficient, comprehensive care for cardiac patients and to offer them their best possible experience from "door to discharge” and beyond. When related services are consolidated and well-coordinated, patients have better outcomes.

A Full Service Cardiac Care Center

The Heart Center houses 38 private rooms specially designed for cardiac patients with better monitoring systems and dedicated care.Designed for efficiency, the wing offers fast and easy access to and from the ER and houses all diagnostic and treatment facilities for cardiac patients. The center has two full-service heart surgery suites and is recognized as the most experienced cardiac center on the Northshore.

Comprehensive Services, Complete Care

The center provides patients with a wide variety of services. Doctors and other staff work as a team to help design a customized care plan for each patient. The center’s integrated testing, treatment, and recovery services facilitate a more streamlined approach to patient care. This helps doctors to find the problem faster, and gives them access to the most innovative treatments and procedures to solve it. Here are just a few services offered at the center.

Diagnostic Services

  • Multi-slice CT scanning. The Heart Center has a 16-slice and a 64-slice scanner to allow doctors to take highly detailed images. This means early detection of issues, which can save lives.
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • CT Fluoroscopy
  • Calcium Scoring

Treatments and Other Services

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Valve Replacement
  • Stents
  • AICD and Pacemaker Implantation
  • Electrophysiology

The heart center also has two intensive care units, a telemetry unit, and a pre and post surgery intervention unit. There are two cath labs that operate 24 hours a day as well as a nationally certified outpatient rehabilitation facility.

The SMH Heart Center focuses on patient comfort, early detection and top quality care using the most promising procedures and innovative technology in the field.