Cardiology

Our dedicated pediatric cardiologists have provided unmatched care to unborn, infant, pediatric, adolescent and adult heart patients from all over the state of Louisiana for over 20 years. We are proud to have a pediatric cardiologist that is board-certified in adult with congenital heart disease on staff to focus on the needs of pediatric patients with congenital heart disease as they transition to adulthood. Our practice strives to provide quality patient care centered around individual patient needs.

Pediatric heart-related problems include heart murmurs, abnormal heart rhythms, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, fainting spells, acquired heart disease, and congenital heart disease. If you feel that your child might be experiencing one of these conditions, consult your doctor. You may be referred to us for further evaluation of the symptoms. Our pediatric cardiologists will evaluate your child and may choose to obtain further testing such as an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, cardiac stress test or placement of cardiac monitors. Once your child has been thoroughly evaluated, a course of treatment will be recommended which may include heart medication or in more severe cases, a scheduled surgical procedure.

Diagnoses

  • Pediatric and adult congenital heart disease
    • Anomalous pulmonary veins
    • Aortic valve stenosis/bicuspid aortic valve
    • Atrial septal defect
    • Atrioventricular canal defect
    • Coarctation of the aorta
    • Coronary artery abnormalities
    • Ebstein’s anomaly
    • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    • Mitral valve abnormalities
    • Patent ductus arteriosus
    • Pulmonary artery stenosis
    • Pulmonary valve atresia
    • Pulmonary valve stenosis
    • Tetralogy of fallot
    • Transposition of the great arteries
    • Tricuspid atresia
    • Truncus arteriosus
    • Vascular ring
    • Ventricular septal defect
  • Acquired Heart Disease
    • Myocarditis
    • Kawasaki’s disease
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Pericardial effusion
  • Arrhythmia (Abnormal heart rhythm)
    • Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
    • Tachycardia (fast heart rate)
    • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
    • Noncompaction cardiomyopathy
  • Evaluation for inherited heart diseases
  • Evaluation for murmurs, chest pain, syncope, etc

Procedures Performed

  • Right and left heart catheterizations
  • Coil embolization of patient’s ductus arteriosus and other abnormal vessels
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral angiography
  • Fetal echocardiograms
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Treadmill stress testing
  • Pediatric electrophysiology services offered include
    • Diagnostic holter and event monitoring studies
    • Pacemaker interrogation and programming
    • Device implantation, including LINQ placement

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

Pediatric Cardiology Associates of Louisiana

Baton Rouge

7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 767-6700

Hammond

15800 Professional Plaza
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 345-6720

Gonzales

2647 South St Elizabeth Blvd, Suite 225
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 767-6700

Michael Crapanzano, MD

Lauren M. Haddad, MD

Les Hixon, MD

Khushboo Parikh, MD