Member, American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
Member, American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease
Member, American College of Cardiology
Member, American Heart Association
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Calcasieu Parish Medical Society
Member, Louisiana State Medical Society
Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology
Areas of Expertise
Lake Charles Memorial offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve. This procedure is approved for use in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis when open heart surgery would be too high of a risk. Our multi-disciplinary heart team consisting of interventional cardiologist Christopher Thompson, MD take a rigorous approach to patient care through our Valve Clinic. With the innovative procedures we are utilizing in treating aortic valve disease, including balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) and TAVR, patients can have an enriched and improved quality of life.
Lake Charles Memorial’s interventional coronary care program is ranked as the top program in the state and as one of the top 100 programs in the country. The analysis is conducted by CareChex®, which looks at patient safety, inpatient quality and measures of mortality, complications and readmission rates.