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The Fastest Emergency Care in St. Tammany Parish

In a medical emergency being seen and diagnosed quickly by an Emergency Medical professional is critical.  For fast treatment visit Louisiana Heart Hospital’s ER centrally located at Exit 74 off I-12 in the heart of St. Tammany Parish just 7 minutes from Slidell and 10 minutes from Mandeville/Covington.  LHH’s Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advanced Level Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Patient Care Partners are available 24/7 and all have received certification in the following:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention

Patient Experience

I went there in January with chest pains they took me in before I could sit down in the waiting room. They found a blockage put a stent in and I was was home in sixteen hours. I love the way they treated me and they even called me the next day to make sure every thing was OK. Will not go to any other hospital but the Louisiana Heart Hospital .”  William

“To my misfortune, I had two major surgeries this year. Both surgeries were at the Louisiana Heart Hospital, both were outpatient. I think The Louisiana Heart Hospital rocks! I got first class treatment with little wait time for my pre-op testing. On surgery days, the nursing staff was very professional, took care of my needs, and made me feel comfortable. The anesthesiology team for the second surgery was hoot! We were laughing and joking and one team member named "Joe" made me forget all my fears. I love you for that, Joe! I was really apprehensive. I made it through both surgeries with flying colors. The day after surgery, the anesthesiologist called me to check on me, my nurse called to check on me as did Dr. Palo. My results were excellent. I love Louisiana Heart Hospital and the staff!” Regina

Why Choose the LHH Chest Pain Center?

In a Chest Pain Emergency it is best to seek medical treatment immediately at the closest hospital or the Louisiana Heart Hospital ED Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI. Knowing which hospitals have received Chest Pain accreditation is important in deciding where to seek treatment since not all hospitals have Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) available 24/7 like LHH. The LHH Chest Pain “Call Team” is made up of the cardiac cath lab staff and interventional cardiologists who arrive at the Center within 30 minutes of STEMI activation and benefits of seeking care such as:

  • Improved Patient Throughput 
  • Timely and Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment 
  • Appropriate Placement of the Patient Based on Clinical Presentation and Initial Response to Treatment 
  • Consistent Approach Reduces Heart Attacks That May be Missed 
  • Increased Community Awareness of ACS symptoms 
  • Improved Relationships with Emergency Medical Services and First Responders 
  • Reduced Door-to-Balloon (D-2-B) Times
  • Decreased Length-of-Stay (LOS)

Why Choose the LHH Primary Stroke Center?



The accreditation of hospital emergency departments as Primary Stroke Centers began when medical professionals recognized that less than 5% of patients with an acute stroke received t-PA, a medication that when given within three hours of the beginning of stroke symptoms can help dissolve stroke-causing blood clots but if given later it can lead to serious bleeding in the brain.

Advances in the treatment of stroke have led to the accreditation of hospital emergency centers being designated as a "primary stroke center,” a hospital where medical professionals who specialize in stroke work together to diagnose, treat, and provide early rehabilitation to stroke patients.  Many things prevent patients from receiving this treatment, but a common one is a delayed diagnosis inside a busy emergency room.

Louisiana Heart Hospital was awarded Primary Stroke Center status with The Joint Commission by demonstrating the following:

  • CT scan or MRI is available 24 hours a day, and can be available for stroke patients within 25 minutes of being ordered 
  • Access to neurosurgical services (access to a brain surgeon) 
  • Laboratory tests of patients with acute stroke will be completed within 45 minutes of being ordered
  • A physician with expertise in interpreting CT or MRI studies is available within 20 minutes of being asked to read a study

In a Stroke Emergency call 911, go to the closest hospital emergency department or go to the Louisiana Heart Hospital Stroke Center.

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Because quick diagnosis of a stroke is vital to successful treatment, Louisiana Heart Hospital has invested in the most advanced diagnostic technology including MRI, CT, and CAT scans. Once a stroke is diagnosed, our neurological experts have access to the most effective medications and treatment options.

Remember that time is CRITICAL in cases of stroke – so call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experiences the warning signs of a stroke.


When to Call 911

Come to the emergency room if you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms:

  • Chest pain and other heart attack symptoms
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Serious injuries or burns
  • Major allergic reactions


 Always Call 911 in an Emergency
. Driving someone to the hospital in an emergency could put you and the patient at greater risk. By calling 911 immediately when someone is badly hurt or ill, you will be connected with an entire emergency medical team specifically trained to handle these situations – including emergency dispatch operators, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, physicians, and nurses.