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Cardiovascular Care

Cardiology in Houma, LA

The best in cardiac care is here at Terrebonne General Health System (TGHS) thanks to our world-renowned Interventional Cardiologist, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, and team of experts. With decades of combined experience in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery and vascular treatments, our experienced cardiac team specializes in the most advanced treatments and technologies and have been recognized around the world for their techniques and breakthrough research. Each lab is equipped with the latest technology, including the Alphenix Dual Plane for unmatched flexibility and patient safety by Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

From open-heart surgery to clinical trials, TGHS has paved the way to excellence through cardiac procedures and treatments that use the highest level of technology right here in south Louisiana. Our techniques and cardiologists are being recognized on both the national and international level with our Structural Heart Program being only one of a few hospitals to provide these non-invasive treatments in the gulf coast states.

Preventative screenings are important in the fight against heart disease. Be sure to visit your physician for regular screenings and check-ups.

What are the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?

The following are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

Symptoms may include:

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads to the jaw, shoulders, neck, arm or jaw
  • Chest pain that increases intensity
  • Chest pain that is not relieved by rest or by taking nitroglycerin
  • Chest pain that occurs with any/all of the following (additional) symptoms:
    • Sweating, cool, clammy skin and/or paleness
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Dizziness or fainting
    • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
    • Rapid or irregular pulse

High-Tech Care

The innovative technology will provide physicians and medical personnel with superior imaging allowing clinicians to see fine details during complex interventional procedures such as stent positioning, wire and catheter navigation through the stent struts, and observation of stent deployment. As patient safety is always a top priority, the new technology will offer a full suite of dose optimizing tools to help minimize radiation exposure to patients and technicians.

One of TGMC’s four state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization suites in the newly renovated cardiology expansion equipped with the latest technology, including the Alphenix Dual Plane for unmatched flexibility and patient safety by Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.

Do you know the signs of a heart attack? Learn more here!

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