Quality Heart Care in Covington
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center is a 167-bed, private, acute-care hospital delivering award-winning, cost-effective healthcare for more than 40 years. The hospital’s 780 highly trained employees are dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through state-of-the-art technology.
The Lakeview Regional Medical Center Heart Center is a leader in advanced treatment options. Patients come to us for world-class cardiac and vascular services. We care about our patients and their heart health and want to provide the best service possible. We offer 24-hour cardiac care services and are staffed with board-certified, emergency trained physicians specializing in chest pain, heart attacks, and stroke. Our Cardiac Fast-Track staff includes experienced and highly trained physicians, nurses, and caregivers. Read more information about our services and you’ll see why we are considered a leading facility in heart care.
Who Needs Cardiac Services?
There is a wide range of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart muscle disease, arrhythmias, and congenital defects, to name a few. The symptoms of any heart issue can vary, depending on your age and other factors. There are some similar warning signs, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeats or palpitations
- Frequent nausea or dizziness
- Discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone
- Extreme weakness or anxiety
Also, consider some of the factors that could increase your risk for cardiac issues.
- High LDL (bad) cholesterol and low HDL (good) cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Uncontrolled stress and anger
- Family history of heart disease
If you have any of these risk factors, along with some of the symptoms that could signal a potential heart problem, you should consult a cardiologist as soon as possible. If any of these symptoms are ongoing or come suddenly, you may want to call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.
Free Heart Health Assessment
Are you at risk? If you are not sure if you are at risk for heart problems, take a free heart health assessment online to learn more about heart issues, compare your actual age to your heart's biological age, calculate your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and prioritize your most harmful risk factors.. The health risk assessment (HRA) takes just minutes to complete. Upon completing, you will receive a personalized, multi-paged report summarizing your risk factors and recommended next steps.
Cardiac Fast-Track Emergency Services
If you suspect you are experiencing a cardiac emergency, come to our Emergency Room. You will be fast-tracked as soon as you arrive, whether it’s by ambulance or through the emergency entrance. Our Heart Center team works with the emergency room doctors to help diagnose your symptoms, suggest treatment options, and transfer you directly into the appropriate care program as needed.
Full Cardiology Diagnostic Services
When you visit our facility with cardiac symptoms, you will have the benefit of our world-class diagnostic services. We use high-quality, detailed scanning equipment that provides doctors images in just five heartbeats. We also perform echocardiograms, nuclear medicine stress testing, and the first and only cardiac MRI on the Gulf Coast. Our full-service Cardiovascular Interventional Catheterization Lab is ready and available for all necessary blood work. We have three labs available 24/7, allowing for greater flexibility and fewer wait times.
Care Assure is Lakeview Regional’s commitment to excellence in follow-up care for patients. Clinically trained Nurse Navigators support patients after discharge from the hospital through wellness coaching, answering questions, and facilitating follow-up appointments. This communication enhances the medical management of complex diseases, such as cardiac and vascular diseases, and improves the continuity of care and streamlines the intervention process. The Nurse Navigators also serve as the point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and caregivers to provide resources and assistance with accessing clinical and supportive care services.
Additional Services and Treatments
We have a network of facilities at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, all designed to meet the needs of different cardiac patients. Our Arrhythmia Institute helps patients with irregular heart rhythms. They also implant pacemakers and defibrillators. The electrophysiology laboratory uses the latest biplane technology, which provides greater detail and reliability. This means our physicians have a high-quality image with the lowest radiation output. Our Surgical Institute features two suites dedicated to cardiovascular patients. Our Cardiovascular ICU/SCU/Telemetry units offer the best in post-operative care. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Services are available to assist patients in their continued recovery from a cardiac illness or procedure. Our team is dedicated to making your recovery from any cardiac incident as comfortable as possible. We will work with you and your team of physicians to get your heart healthier as soon as possible.
If you are in the need of a trusted cardiology team, come to Lakeview Regional Medical Center. We have the services and the experience you need. Call us today for more information.