KSLA12 - LSUHS Cardiologist, Dr. Tarek Helmy shares typical symptoms for heart disease include: chest pain or chest pressure, shortness of breath, inability to do what you normally do, reduced exercise tolerance, swelling in the legs, palpitations and passing out.
The LSU Health Shreveport Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology emphasizes excellence in patient care, post-graduate education, and medical research. We are dedicated to the prevention, detection, treatment, and understanding of cardiovascular conditions such as coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, valvular heart disease and peripheral artery disease. We aim to excel in graduate medical education with a curriculum that strengthens the patient/physician relationship, facilitates evidence based clinical practice, cultivates diversity, and fosters professionalism. We offer three fully accredited Fellowship programs: A three year Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, a one year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and a two year Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship.
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Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
The program prepares fellows for successful career in Cardiology, and is a stepping stone for specialization in the fields of Interventional cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, adult congenital heart disease and cardiac imaging.
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
The program goal is to provide compassionate, evidence-based care utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. We are dedicated to excellence in patient care, research, and education.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
The program will train fellows in diagnosis and management of patients with cardiac arrhythmias including all appropriate invasive and noninvasive methods for evaluation and drug, device and ablative forms of therapy.
We promote multi-disciplinary, collaborative clinical care and research efforts in cardiovascular disease. The DCI clinic is home to a number of cardiovascular clinics, including the General Cardiology clinic, Interventional Cardiology clinic, Heart Failure clinic, Arrhythmia and Device clinic, Pregnancy and Heart Disease clinic, and cardiothoracic surgery clinics. Exceptional patient care is provided by our highly specialized physicians who are experts in theses specific cardiovascular conditions. The Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Sciences provides opportunity and resource for translational research. Clinical research is also strongly encouraged and supported.
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: (318) 675-5941
More than One Hundred and Ten fellows have graduated from our fellowship programs since 1987.
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.