Heart institute celebrates 15 years of service in Zachary

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ZACHARY, La (BRPROUD) – Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Zachary celebrates 15 years of care on Saturday, Sept. 18.

More than 20,000 procedures have since been performed, 450 patients have been treated for heart attacks, and a new state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory is to be installed at Lane Regional Medical Center in November of this year, according to an official press release.

“For 15 years, CIS has been committed to advancing the quality and access to cardiovascular care in Zachary,” Dr. Deepak Thekkoott, interventional cardiologist at CIS said.

In 2008, the Lane Regional Cardiovascular Center opened and received a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation in 2020.

“It has been a privilege to work with CIS to provide exceptional cardiology services to my community,” Laura Peel, RN and cardiology product line manager at Lane said. . I am honored to be a part of this service line and will continue to set high standards to provide the best outcomes for our patients.”

In the past 15 years, the team has brought many firsts and achievements to Zachary including:

  • The first angioplasty in Zachary in 2007
  • Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year in 2009 (CIS)
  • Comprehensive radial access with over 95% of heart procedures done through the wrist

“We have brought innovative heart and vascular treatments, with new technology and diagnostic tools to aid in the early detection and prevention of disease,” Thekkoott said.

“We use the latest guidelines, standards and equipment to provide the most advanced care, and it has always been our priority to meet the individualized needs of each patient,” Peel said.

Call 225-654-1559 or visit the Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s website to schedule an appointment.

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