Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists and CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier have formed a joint venture to open Advanced Heart & Vascular Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient cardiac catheterization lab – the first of its kind in the region. This modern, physician-managed cardiac cath and vascular lab is designed to help patients receive quality care outside of the traditional hospital setting.

Advanced Heart & Vascular Center specializes in the performance of outpatient cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures, including:

  • Cardiac Catheterization (Coronary Angiography)
  • Coronary Angioplasty/Stent
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Peripheral Angioplasty/Stent
  • Pacemaker Placement
  • Defibrillator Placement
  • Implantable Loop Recorder

What is Cardiac Catheterization?

A cardiac catheterization, or a heart cath, is a procedure used to evaluate heart function and identify potential problems with the heart or arteries. During the procedure, a narrow tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the groin or arm. Once inserted, the catheter can be used to identify blockages or other problems through x-rays of the vessels and chambers of the heart.


Advanced Heart & Vascular Center
1453 East Bert Kouns
Medical Office Building 1, Suite 212
Shreveport, LA 71105