News & Events

See below to read about our latest news and events.  You can also view upcoming events by clicking the Events Calendar button in the left column. 
 

CIS News
DateArticle
9/29/2014 CIS & LGMC Are Among First to Use Diamondback Device
 CIS and Lafayette General are among the first in the country to use the Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System to treat coronary artery disease.
9/29/2014 Dr. Satish Gadi Appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane
 Dr. Satish Gadi, interventional cardiologist at CIS, has been appointed to the title of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Tulane School of Medicine for the 2014-2015 academic year.
8/26/2014 CIS Welcomes New Physicians to Clinics in Lafayette
  CIS has welcomed three new physicians to its cardiology practices in Lafayette.
8/14/2014 CIS Celebrates 31 Years of Service
 On August 15, 2014, CIS will celebrate its 31st anniversary of providing comprehensive cardiovascular care to communities in south Louisiana and beyond.
7/22/2014 Registration Open for Houma Heart & Soles Half-Marathon & 5K
 Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Houma Heart and Soles Half-Marathon & 5K on Saturday, November 22 at 7 a.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
7/10/2014 CIS Baton Rouge to Host Free Screening
 CIS is hosting a free cardiovascular screening on Thursday, July 31 from 4-6 p.m. at 8401 Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge.
7/8/2014 CIS & LGMC Welcome Dr. Viral Lathia
  CIS & LGMC are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Viral Lathia to our cardiology team at University Hospital & Clinics in Lafayette.
7/3/2014 CIS & STCH To Host Grand Opening
 On Thursday, July 10 at 5 p.m., CIS and St. Charles Parish Hospital are hosting a Grand Opening for the new state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory (cath lab) facility and world-class cardiovascular center located at 1057 Paul Maillard Road, Suite D 1900.
6/17/2014 Dr. Louis Salvaggio Named Medical Director of Cath Lab & TAVR Program
 Dr. Louis Salvaggio has been appointed as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana.
3/10/2014 CIS & Regional Medical Center Are First to Offer Breakthrough Heart Procedure
 LAFAYETTE- CIS and Regional Medical Center of Acadiana are the first in the state to implant the new Boston Scientific S-ICD® System, the world's first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
2/24/2014 CIS Baton Rouge Hosts New Office Ribbon Cutting
 Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s new Baton Rouge facility on Wednesday, February 26th from 4-6 p.m. located at 8401 Picardy Avenue.
2/3/2014 Heart Month Feature: The Story of Jeanne Calderera
 As a woman who just turned 60 living a very active lifestyle, Jeanne Moreau Caldarera never considered herself as one of ‘those’ people at risk of heart disease.
1/14/2014 CIS Announces New Location in Baton Rouge
 CIS has relocated its Baton Rouge location from 7041 Picardy Avenue to 8401 Picardy Avenue to provide more comfort and convenience to patients
1/14/2014 CIS Launches Smoking Cessation Program
 CIS has partnered with the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust to offer free smoking cessation counseling appointments and free medications that aid in quitting smoking to residents of Louisiana who started smoking prior to September 1, 1988.
1/14/2014 Dr. Craig Walker Named New Clinical Editor of Vascular Disease Management
  Craig Walker, MD, Founder, President, and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Institute of the South, has recently been named clinical editor of Vascular Disease Management (VDM) which is a web-based platform that delivers timely clinical information on peripheral vascular disease published by HMP Communications, LLC.
12/13/2013CIS Cardiologist is First to Perform New Procedure to Treat Irregular Heart Rhythm at TGMC
 Dr. Peter Fail is one of the first physicians in Louisiana to perform the groundbreaking LARIAT™ procedure to treat atrial fibrillation in patients who cannot tolerate anticoagulation medications today at TGMC.
12/13/2013CIS Saves Santa (Twice!) with Landmark Trial
 New heart valve procedure saves two local Santas without open-heart surgery
11/27/2013Patient Satisfaction at CIS Ranks in the Top 5%
 For the second and third quarter of 2013, patients rated their satisfaction at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in the top 5 percent of all medical practice facilities in the nation according to Press Ganey and Associates.
11/25/2013CIS Cardiologist is First to Use Drug-Eluding Stent at BR General
 Dr. Garland Green was the first physician in Baton Rouge to utilize the Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent from Cook Medical to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.
11/25/2013CIS Cardiologists Save Lives with New Device at BR General
  Drs. Deepak Thekkoott and Satish Gadi were the first in Baton Rouge to use the world’s smallest heart pump, called the Impella, during a procedure in Baton Rouge General Medical Center’s cardiac catheterization laboratory.
9/30/2013 Houma Heart & Soles Half-Marathon & 5K in November
 The 4th Annual Houma Heart and Soles Half-Marathon & 5K will be on Saturday, November 16 at 7 a.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
9/17/2013 CIS Cardiologist Uses New Catheter to Treat Carotid Artery Disease
  Dr. Deepak Thekkoott is now utilizing a new device called the Mo.Ma catheter to treat carotid artery disease at Lane Regional Medical Center.

9/3/2013 PAD Awareness Month: CIS Prevents Leg Amputations Interventionally
 Do you experience pain or cramps in your legs and feet? These may be signs of a serious condition called peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD.
8/6/2013 CIS Saves Hearts and Lives for 30 Years
 On August 15, 2013, CIS will celebrate its 30th anniversary of providing a full range of personalized, cardiovascular care to communities in south Louisiana.
7/22/2013 CIS Welcomes Dr. Mrugesh Soni to Zachary
 On August 1, CIS will welcome Dr. Mrugesh Soni to our team of cardiologists in Zachary.
7/19/2013 CIS is 1st in Louisiana to Use New Blood Clot Removal System
 Dr. Nick Cavros was the first physician in Louisiana to use the ASPIRE Aspirator, a new hand-held mechanical aspirator system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.
7/15/2013 CIS Opelousas is Named as a Top Enrollment Site
 CIS at Opelousas General Health System has been named as one of the top enrollment sites for the CANOPY research trial, which is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the RX Acculink Carotid Stent System in treating patients with carotid artery disease.
7/12/2013 Thibodaux Regional Partners with CIS
 Thibodaux Regional & CIS announce a new partnership focusing on a higher level of commitment to provide leading cardiovascular health care to the region.
7/11/2013 Free EKG Screening in Crowley
 
CIS & LGMC are offering free electrocardiogram screenings on Thursday, July 25 from 3:30-6 p.m. at CIS Crowley. Call 337-788-2554 to register.
7/1/2013 Free Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in Houma
 

A free AAA screening will be held at CIS Houma on Saturday, July 27.  Call 985-872-5980 for an appointment.

6/4/2013 CIS Donates EKG Machine to ULL
 CIS donated an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine to the Student Health Services Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL).
6/4/2013 Dr. Fail is 1st to Use New Technology to Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
 Dr. Peter Fail, interventional cardiologist at CIS, was the first to perform deployment of a custom, fenestrated endograft for the repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in the tri-state area.
5/29/2013 CIS Cardiologists to Perform Live Cases & Present at NCVH Conference
 CIS cardiologists will be performing live cases to be broadcast at the New Cardiovacular Horizons conference.
5/28/2013 Free EKG Screening in Breaux Bridge
 CIS and St. Martin Hospital are hosting a Summer Wellness Event on Thursday, June 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the CIS Breaux Bridge clinic located at 1555 Gary Drive, Suite A.
5/20/2013 CIS Clinics in Raceland, Morgan City & Thibodaux Earn Vascular Testing Accreditation
 CIS clinics in Raceland, Morgan City and Thibodaux have been granted a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This shows that these clinics are committed to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease.
5/9/2013 CIS Welcomes Dr. Leon Kraft to Baton Rouge
 CIS welcomes Dr. Leon Kraft to our team of cardiologists at 7941 Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge.
4/26/2013 CIS Opelousas Earns Vascular Testing Accreditation
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) in Opelousas has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This shows that CIS Opelousas is committed to providing a high-level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease.
4/10/2013 CIS Luling Hosts Grand Opening
 Join us for the Grand Opening of Cardiovascular Institute of the South's Luling location on Thursday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m. at 1057 Paul Maillard Road, Suite 2220.
3/18/2013 CIS Morgan City Hosts Open House
 CIS Morgan City is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30- 6:30 p.m. to showcase recent renovations which will provide better care and comfort for our patients.
3/13/2013 CIS is First Cardiac Center to Use 10 Toshiba Aplio 500 Ultrasound Systems
 CIS now offers its patients the most advanced cardiac ultrasound testing with the use of 10 AplioTM 500s from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. This is the first acquisition of Toshiba's newest and most advanced system in a dedicated cardiac setting.
3/7/2013 CIS Physician Offers New Treatment for Post-Heart Attack Patients
 CIS physician, Dr. Peter Fail, is utilizing a new technology at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) to provide minimally-invasive treatment for patients suffering from congestive heart failure after a heart attack.
3/1/2013 CIS Now Offering Services at Acadiana Women's Health Group in Lafayette
 To help women understand their risk of heart disease, CIS is now offering cardiovascular services to patients at Acadiana Women's Health Group in Lafayette.
2/22/2013 CIS Opens in St. Charles Parish
 Beginning on Monday, March 4, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) will open a location in Luling at 1057 Paul Maillard Road, Suite 2220.
2/22/2013 CIS Physicians at LGMC are First to Use New Technology
 Lafayette General Medical Center is the first hospital in the area to adopt a new technology that saves heart muscle during heart attacks.
2/19/2013 Morgan City Man is First to Undergo New Procedure for Heart Failure
 On January 29, Dr. Richard Abben, Cardiovascular Institute of the South cardiologist, and Dr. Edgar Feinberg, Houma's cardiovascular surgeon, were the first in the United States to implant the Barostim neo™ device for the treatment of heart failure.
1/31/2013 CIS Offers Free EKG Screenings in Breaux Bridge
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and St. Martin Hospital are hosting a Wine & Wellness Event on Thursday, February 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the CIS Breaux Bridge clinic located at 1555 Gary Drive, Suite A.
1/28/2013 American Heart Month: Take Your Health to Heart
 Waldrup, of Bourg, Louisiana, did not think she was at risk for heart disease, being a woman in her mid-50s who lived a healthy lifestyle.
1/25/2013 Bayou Runners Association Makes Generous Donation to TGMC & CIS
 HOUMA- Toby Hubbell, President of the Bayou Runners Association (BRASS), presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) which will be used to host cardiovascular screenings this summer.
1/22/2013 CIS & RMCA are First to Use New Heart Valve
 

LAFAYETTE—On Monday, January 21, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) physicians were among the first in Acadiana to use the Edwards SAPIEN heart valve to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana.

1/11/2013 Free EKG Heart Fair Events 2013
 LAFAYETTE - Cardiovascular Institute of the South and Lafayette General Medical Center are proud to announce the upcoming dates and locations for our Free EKG Heart Fair Events in 2013.
1/4/2013 Free Women's Wine & Wellness Event in Lafayette on January 30
 

LAFAYETTE- Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of American women? To create awareness about heart disease prevention, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting the 4th Annual Women's Wine & Wellness Event on Wednesday, January 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the CIS Lafayette clinic located at 2730 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

12/5/2012 CIS Saves Local Christmas Icon
 During the holiday season, you can typically find Paul Crochet in Houma's Southland Mall. It is there that he entertains kids of all ages in his red suit and natural white beard. For more than 24 years, his jovial laugh and Cajun accent have been enjoyed by all of the children and adults that cross his path.
12/4/2012 CIS Donates $20,000 to ULL Nursing Program
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is one of three community-minded businesses donating $20,000 to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Nursing Program to aid in maintaining the functionality of six simulation laboratories during a time of state budget cuts.
11/29/2012CIS Nuclear Labs Reaccredited by IAC
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) nuclear laboratories have been granted reaccreditation for three years by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) which acknowledges our facility's commitment to high-quality patient care and quality diagnostic testing.
10/29/2012CIS Physician is First in World to Use New Device in FDA Trial
 Nick Cavros, MD, cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, is the first in the world to utilize the Closys HD device in the CloSys™ Closure System IDE Trial.
10/26/2012CIS & Lane Regional to Offer Health Screening in Clinton
 

To promote education and prevention of cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Lane Regional Medical Center (Lane) are hosting a Heart Health Screening Event on Thursday, November 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Clinton Town Hall located at 11209 Bank Street.

9/24/2012 CIS Hosts Open House in Breaux Bridge
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, October 16 from 5-7 p.m. for its Breaux Bridge clinic at 1555 Gary Dr., Suite A.This will be a great opportunity to meet our staff and tour our facility.
9/11/2012 CIS Hosts Open House for Dr. Bose Cheeran
 Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, September 19 from 5-7 p.m. as we welcome cardiologist Bose Cheeran, MD to our clinic at 500 N. Lewis St., Suite 100. Dr. Cheeran joins Dr. Salvatore Buttaci and Nurse Practitioner Lisa Freyou in providing personalized cardiovascular care to the community of New Iberia.
9/4/2012 CIS Welcomes Cardiologist Garland Green, MD to Baton Rouge
 

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is proud to announce the addition of cardiologist Garland Green, MD to our cardiology team at 7941 Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge.

9/4/2012 September is PAD Awareness Month: Interventional Treatments at CIS Save Legs & Lives
 Do you experience pain or cramps in your legs and feet? These symptoms may not only be caused by increasing age; they may be signs of a much more serious condition called peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD.
8/15/2012 CIS Saves Hearts & Lives for 29 Years
 On August 15, 2012, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) will celebrate its 29th anniversary of providing a full range of personalized, cardiovascular care to communities in south Louisiana.
8/6/2012 3rd Annual Distance Race in Houma Set for December
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) are presenting the 3rd Annual Houma Heart and Soles Half-Marathon on Saturday, December 1 at 7 a.m. at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center.
8/1/2012 CIS Welcomes Cardiologist Bose Cheeran, MD to New Iberia
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is proud to announce the addition of cardiologist Bose Cheeran, MD to our clinic at 500 N. Lewis St., Suite 100.
8/1/2012 CIS Welcomes Cardiologist Christopher Paris, MD to Houma
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is proud to announce the addition of cardiologist Christopher Paris, MD to our clinic at 225 Dunn St.
8/1/2012 CIS Welcomes Cardiologist Louis Salvaggio, MD to Lafayette
 Regional Medical Center of Acadiana and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) are proud to announce the addition of cardiologist Louis Salvaggio, MD to our cardiology team at 2730 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
7/9/2012 CIS Cardiologists Use New Technique
 Cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South are now utilizing new stand-alone monitors in the catheterization laboratories at Baton Rouge General to more easily perform cardiac catheterization procedures through the left wrist. Growing literature shows that performing this procedure through the left wrist instead of the right wrist results in a greater success rate and less risk for the patient.
6/5/2012 Cardiovascular Institute of the South To Open at St. Martin Hospital
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is partnering with St. Martin Hospital to bring comprehensive cardiovascular care to the Breaux Bridge community.
6/5/2012 New Cardiovascular Horizons to Reveal New Techniques & Advancements
 New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), a multidisciplinary meeting focused on Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI), will take place June 6-9, 2012 at The Marriot Hotel in New Orleans.
6/1/2012 CIS & TGMC To Host Free Screening Event for Cardiovascular Disease
 Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of American men and women.
5/16/2012 CIS & Lane Celebrate Joint Accomplishments & Nearly Six-Year Partnership
 Since collaborating in August of 2006, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and Lane Regional Medical Center (Lane) have performed more than 5,000 procedures in the Lane catheterization laboratory to treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
5/9/2012 CIS: A World-Class Team
 

CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists...

4/16/2012 CIS Offers Free EKG and ABI Screenings at Wine & Wellness Event
 

Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in America? To create awareness about heart disease risk and prevention, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting a free Wine & Wellness Event on Thursday, April 26 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the CIS Lafayette General clinic located at 443 Heymann Boulevard, Suite B.

3/19/2012 "Keep the Beat" Offers Free Bystander CPR Classes to the Public
 Did you know that about 75-80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home? By learning CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, you can be the difference between life and death for a friend or family member who experiences cardiac arrest.
3/19/2012 Dr. Deepak Thekkoott Earns Certification in Endovascular Medicine
 

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) announces that Dr. Deepak Thekkoott, interventional cardiologist in Zachary, has successfully completed the requirements of the American Board of Vascular Medicine for certification in endovascular medicine.

2/24/2012 CIS Thibodaux Offers Free Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Screenings
 

To promote education and awareness about cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting a Wine and Wellness Event on Thursday, March 8 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the CIS Thibodaux clinic located at 1320 Martin Luther King Dr.

2/8/2012 American Heart Month: It's Never Too Early to Take Care of Your Heart
 

February is American Heart Month. During this month, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is creating awareness about the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in men and women in America.

2/3/2012 Patients Rank CIS in the Top 1% in the Region
 For the fourth quarter of 2011, patients rated patient satisfaction at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) with an overall mean score of 93.0, placing us among the top 1% of all health care facilities in our region according to Press Ganey and Associates.
2/1/2012 CIS Opelousas to Host Wine & Wellness Event Featuring Free ABI Screenings
 To promote education and awareness about cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting a Wine and Wellness Event on Wednesday, February 29 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the CIS Opelousas clinic
1/30/2012 Nuclear Labs at CIS-Baton Rouge & CIS-Lafayette General Now Accredited by ICANL
 Nuclear laboratories at Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Baton Rouge and Lafayette General are now accredited for the next three years by the Intersocietal Committee for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL).
1/23/2012 CIS Lafayette Offers Free Screenings at Wine & Wellness Event
 To create awareness that women are at risk for heart disease, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is hosting a free screening event for women to test for artery blockages and heart disease risk.
1/18/2012 CIS Cardiologists at Opelousas General Utilize New Technique
 Local cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of the South are among a handful of physicians in the country performing transradial catheterizations.
1/6/2012 CIS Welcomes New Cardiologist to Galliano Team
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) announces the addition of Dr. Al Timothy to our CIS-Galliano team.
1/5/2012 Free Abdominal Aortic Anuerysm Screening for Seniors
 Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), Aneurysm Outreach Inc. and Cook Medical will host a free ultrasound screening program for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) by appointment only at the CIS Houma clinic at 225 Dunn St. on Saturday, January 28 from 8 am-noon
9/22/2011 Peripheral Arterial Disease: Frank's Story
  "I was totally debilitated— I couldn't carry my grandkids, fish, work on my farm, or walk without being in extreme pain,” said Frank Lagarde, Jr, age 62 and an attorney in Metairie, of the pain he felt in his legs.
2/19/2013 CIS Physicians at Lafayette General Use Cutting-Edge Technology to Treat Heart Attack Patients
 Lafayette General Medical Center is the first hospital in the area to adopt a new technology that saves heart muscle during heart attacks.

   

 

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