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Ushering in a New Era of Cardiac Care to SWLA

Ushering in a New Era of Cardiac Care to SWLA

Lake Charles Memorial's non-invasive cardiology focuses on the detection and treatment of heart disease, using external tests—rather than instruments inserted into the body—to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders. Patients with a history of heart disease, suspected valve disease, or chest pain with unknown cause may be referred by their physician for a non-invasive evaluation to the Dr. William R. Condos, Jr. Cardiology Studies Unit.

Non-invasive cardiology services at the Condos Cardiology Studies Unit at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital include:

  • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CT Scan)

  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

  • Exercise Stress Test (Regular ETT)

  • Exercise Stress Test with Nuclear Imaging

  • Implantable Cardioverter/Defibrillators and Pacemakers

  • Pharmacological Stress Test

  • Stress Echocardiogram

  • TransEsophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

  • TransThoracic Echocardiogram (TTE)

History of Dr. William Condos, Jr. Cardiology Studies Unit

William R. Condos, Jr., M.D., FACC, FACA, FSCAI, FASA, a retired cardiologist who served as Medical Director of Cardiology from 1997 - 2012, was an integral part of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital's Cardiology Services for almost two decades. His reputation among his peers and his patients was stellar. In 2016, the non-invasive cardiology department was named in his honor.

Dr. Condos was born in Colorado Springs, CO into a military family and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After airborne and ranger training, he was assigned to Germany and then to Vietnam. During his tour in Vietnam, he was a troop commander in the air cavalry. He received a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Prior to his medical training, he was an associate professor of mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy.

He attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. His internship and residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology were completed in the Army at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. As part of the cardiology staff at Brooke, he went on to become Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology as well as Assistant Chief of Cardiology.

After 24 years of military service, he retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel in 1991. He moved to Lake Charles to become the medical director for the Cardiovascular Institute of the South. In 1997, he joined Heart & Vascular Center, a part of the Memorial Medical Group, and was named the Director of Cardiology at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.