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CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier and Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists Announce Opening of Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Lab September 6, 2018

Advanced Heart Vascular Center

Shreveport, LA (Sept. 6, 2018) – Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists and CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System have formed a joint venture to open Advanced Heart & Vascular Center, a new state-of-the-art outpatient cardiac catheterization lab – the first of its kind in the region. This modern, outpatient cardiac cath and vascular lab is designed to help patients receive quality care outside of the traditional hospital setting. This partnership demonstrates the continued commitment of CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier and Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists in their missions to provide the highest quality care in the community.

“Heart disease is one of the nation’s and our state’s most common health problems,” said Isaac Palmer, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Chief Executive Officer. “Introducing advancements in medical technology used to diagnose this condition in the expert hands of these physicians is more critical than ever. This partnership with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists is an effort to provide more efficient cardiac care to our community. We are excited to collaborate with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists because it enables us to continue to accelerate our efforts to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all of our patients.”

The new cardiac cath lab is located in Medical Office Building 1 on the CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center campus. The cath lab allows patients with elective low-risk coronary interventions to receive high-quality care in an outpatient setting. Cardiologists from Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists will conduct minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a wide range of clinical issues, including coronary artery disease – a leading cause of heart disorders in the U.S. These catheter-based procedures may reduce the risks and lengthy recovery time found in traditional surgical approaches.

“As a physician, I am committed to quality outcomes, an excellent patient experience and ease of access,” said Dr. Corky Davis. “Advanced Heart and Vascular Center provides all of that to our community, and we are proud to partner with CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier on this latest model for interventional cardiac care for our patients.” 

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

“We’ll continue to be a true leader in the communities we serve because we know compassion, quality care, and convenience matter most,” said Palmer. “We are bringing together customer-driven healthcare and innovative medical technologies every day in this region. This partnership is another example of our desire to meet today’s high demand for better health and better healthcare at a more affordable cost.”

ABOUT CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System

A faith-based, not-for-profit health system, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is part of CHRISTUS Health, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. CHRISTUS is among the 10 largest Catholic health systems in the country and one of the 20 largest of all health systems in the nation. CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System has provided healthcare in Northwest Louisiana for more than 100 years. Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. For more information about CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, visit

About CHRISTUS Health

At CHRISTUS Health, we deliver a complete healing experience that respects the individual. We serve our communities with dignity and with a good deal of admiration. CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit system made up of more than 600 centers, including long-term care facilities, community hospitals, walk-in clinics and health ministries. We are a community 45,000 strong, with over 15,000 physicians providing individualized care. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to every individual we serve.


As the only independent, private-practice cardiology group in the Ark-La-Tex, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists is committed to providing superior cardiovascular care to our communities. Our group consists of 15 cardiologists with specialties covering Adult Cardiovascular Disease, Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Nuclear Cardiology, as well as Non-Invasive, Diagnostic and Interventional Vascular Disease. We are thankful for partners who share our vision and team approach to providing advanced cardiovascular care. To learn more about Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists, visit