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Ochsner Health System Receives Prestigious Pulmonary Hypertension Association Accreditation

February 26, 2018

The goal of the accreditation program is to improve outcomes of patients with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a debilitating disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead failure of the right side of the heart and death.

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Can being scared help your heart health?

October 29, 2018

With Halloween just around the corner, William Bennett, MD, PhD a cardiologist at St. Charles Parish Hospital breaks down the science behind being scared and how it impacts your heart health.

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Ochsner Cardiologist Recognized by American College of Cardiology

March 25, 2019

Awarded annually, the Master of the ACC Award recognizes and honors Fellows of the ACC who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of ACC and have provided leadership in important ACC activities.

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Ochsner Cardiologist Elected As Louisiana’s Governor for American College of Cardiology

January 9, 2017

Dr. Sangeeta Shah, Co-Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program and Director, Cardiovascular MRI, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, was recently elected Louisiana governor of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

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6 Everyday Things That Are Hurting Your Heart

February 20, 2017

When it comes to protecting your heart, you’re a pro — right? The biggest threats to a healthy heart could actually be hiding in plain sight.

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Ochsner Research: False Memories and Meaningless Data May Invalidate Federal Nutrition Guidelines

June 8, 2015

A recent investigation, led by Dr. Edward Archer, an Obesity theorist and Research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University Alabama at Birmingham and co-authored by Dr. Carl “Chip” Lavie , Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, has demonstrated that the measurement protocols used in the ‘What We Eat In America’ and National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (WWEIA/NHANES) may have led to decades of “meaningless data” because of similarities to protocols used to create false memories in psychological studies.

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Ochsner Health System and Geneva Health Solutions Partner to Bring Innovation to Louisiana Patients with Cardiac Device Implants

December 19, 2018

This partnership marks the first time GHS cloud-based technology platform and remote monitoring service for patients with cardiac implants will be utilized in the region – Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Heart Attack

December 12, 2016

More people have heart attacks in December and January than at any other time of the year due to excessive alcohol, lack of exercise and food overconsumption – all hallmarks of the holiday season.

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Ochsner Medical Center Is the Only Facility to Implant HeartMate 3™ in Louisiana and Mississippi

December 12, 2017

The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) is the only facility in Louisiana and Mississippi to implant the HeartMate 3™ LVAD-- which recently received FDA approval -- as an option for physicians managing advanced heart failure patients in need of short-term hemodynamic support (bridge-to-transplant or bridge to myocardial recovery).

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New Research Study Shows Marked Benefits for Cancer Prevention with Diet High in Omega-3 Fatty Acid

November 10, 2014

A new research review published will once again have people asking for a second helping of wild Alaskan salmon at the dinner table.

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