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Christopher S. Thompson MD, FACC, SCAI
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Christopher S. Thompson MD, FACC, SCAI

(337) 494-3278
Primary Specialties
  • Cardiology
    (Board Certified)
Secondary Specialties
  • Interventional Cardiology
    (Board Certified)
Affiliations
  • Memorial Medical Group

Primary Office

Address:
1717 Oak Park Boulevard
2nd Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone:
(337) 494-3278
Fax:
(337) 494-3240
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Secondary Office

Address:
913 E. Kent Drive
Sulphur, LA 70663
Phone:
(337) 494-3278

Physician Bio

Memorial's Heart & Vascular program is thefirst in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve repair and replacement procedures. The award is based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that pairs with established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

Dr. Thompson is one of the first invertentional cardiologists in Lake Charles specializing in miniminally invasive valve replacement called Ttranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve. This procedure is approved for use in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.

Dr. Thompson is also certified to use the 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System. The OAS is a device used for the treatment of a severely calcified narrowing of a coronary artery. The OAS is a system intended to facilitate stent delivery. The System is used in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are acceptable candidates stenting due to severely calcified coronary artery lesions that have not been previously treated.

Education

College: Louisiana State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Internship: Charity Hospital
Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Fellowship: University of Florida

Other Specialties/Certifications

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

Areas of Expertise

Interventional Cardiology
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Cardiac Catherization

Awards

*Memorial's Heart & Vascular program is thefirst in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve repair and replacement procedures. The award is based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

*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.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Chris Thompson is a board certified cardiologist with Heart & Vascular Center. In addition to general cardiology, his areas of expertise include cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation and interventional cardiology.

Accepted Health Plans

  • - Please contact your physician's office for a list of insurances accepted.