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West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital is proud to be leading the way in advanced heart care in Southwest Louisiana. The skill of our cardiologists, the experience and compassion of our nurses, and a facility that houses the most modern equipment, allows patients access to both invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures close to home.

Invasive procedures for cardiac conditions such as heart attack, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) are utilized on a daily basis in our cardiac catheterization laboratory to save precious heart muscle. Acute MI cardiology call is available 24/7, 365. Invasive procedures performed by our team include:

  • Acute treatment of heart attack (MI)
  • Angioplasty/ Stent Placement
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation

Non-invasive cardiac procedures available on an outpatient basis include:

  • Exercise Stress Tests
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pharmacological Stress Testing
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)
  • Ankle Brachial Index Testing
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Tilt Table Testing

Our team also works to help patients understand their risk of cardiovascular disease prior to the occurrence of a cardiac event. By utilizing advanced cardiac screening imaging techniques such as Cardiac CT, we can provide patients with a 10 year outlook on their risk of a heart attack, as well as actually visualize your heart as it is beating.

For additional information on the cardiology services offered at WCCH, please call (337) 527-4189.

Advanced Cath Lab Technology

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) is the first hospital in the nation to have this version of the new GE Allia™ IGS 530 Cath Lab technology installed and available for patient care. The GE Allia IGS 530 advanced digital X-ray imaging system provides extremely detailed, real-time images of a patient’s cardiac anatomy during procedures that require exacting precision.

The Allia IGS 530 system from GE Healthcare will help physicians at WCCH treat a variety of medical disorders including diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as heart attacks and cardiac valve abnormalities.  The Allia IGS 5 brings both extremely high-quality imaging, low dose and complete workspace freedom to adapt to all cardiovascular procedures.  

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) provides progressive exercise and education, with medical supervision, to individuals who have experienced a recent cardiac event, heart attack or recent coronary stent or cardiovascular surgery. Our team is comprised of registered nurses and other qualified health care personnel who work together to ensure continuity of care for these patients.

Goals of the rehabilitation team include: increasing each patient’s exercise tolerance, reducing risk factors for heart disease, and educating patients and family on healthy lifestyle changes that will promote improved cardiovascular fitness. Our program meets the guidelines set forth by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as those of the Joint Commission. For more information on our program, please call (337) 527-4121.