St. Francis Medical Center

When it comes to matters of heart health, your heart’s in the right place at St. Francis Medical Center. Our cardiovascular experts are committed to preventing heart disease and bringing you the latest and most effective treatments.

Elite Treatment, Compassionate Care

  • Our highly skilled team provides patient-focused, collaborative surgical care.
  • Each of our patients receives a customized care plan for their unique health needs.
  • St. Francis Medical Center offers an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
  • St. Francis Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Minimally Invasive, Outstanding Results

  • Now offering the region's most advanced hybrid operating room (OR) with innovative technology and imaging capabilities which will help to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.

  • We are the first and only provider in Northeast Louisiana offering the left atrial appendage closure procedure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
  • We offer percutaneous (through the skin) valve replacements or repairs such as the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitraclip.
  • We are the region's leader in cardiac catheterization and coronary interventions for high-risk patients.
  • We offer various endovascular procedures (using a catheter inserted through the skin to diagnose and treat vascular disease), including endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms in the abdomen or chest (EVAR, TEVAR), endovascular repair of aortic dissections, stent-graft implantations, endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with angioplasty and stenting, embolization of visceral artery aneurysms and vascular malformations and hybrid (part open and part endovascular) intervention to treat complex vascular problems.
  • We also offer traditional open-heart surgery.

For more information on our structural heart program, contact Elizabeth J. Riddle, RN, Structural Heart Coordinator.

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