Louisiana Heart Rhythm Institute

The Louisiana Heart Rhythm Institute at Rapides Regional Medical Center offers the highest quality clinical care, research and arrhythmia education in Central Louisiana.

A racing heart. A skipped beat. A flutter in your chest. All of these can be signs of an abnormal heart rhythm. If your primary care doctor detects a heart murmur, or you’ve been experiencing symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder, you may need to see a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology (EP) for testing and diagnosis.

At the Louisiana Heart Rhythm Institute at Rapides Regional Medical Center, we offer:

Easy access to world-class heart care right here at home – We offer advanced arrhythmia care so you never have to leave Central Louisiana for the care you need.

A compassionate and patient-centered care philosophy – We don’t just treat the arrhythmia. We examine the whole person and devise a comprehensive treatment plan.

Cutting-edge technology and care guided by the latest research resulting in the best possible outcomes.

A team approach – Our electrophysiologists collaborate with heart surgeons, interventional cardiologists, heart failure cardiologists and imaging cardiologists on your treatment plan to solve the most complex arrhythmias.

Our physicians and staff ensure patients who suffer from cardiac arrhythmias get the information and treatments they need. We aim to restore your heart to its normal rhythm and prolong – and improve the quality of – your life.

We diagnose and treat all arrhythmia types and heart rhythm related conditions such as:

Bradycardia (sinus node dysfunction, heart block)

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial Flutter

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)  – Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT), Atrioventricular Reentry Tachycardia (AVRT), Atrial Tachycardia (AT), Inappropriate Sinus Node Tachycardia (IAST), Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia (JET)

Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Arrhythmias

Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias – Long QT, Brugada, Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD), Catecholaminergic polymorphic VT

Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Heart Failure - Cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmic Myocarditis

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact the Louisiana Heart Rhythm Institute at (318) 443-5474.