Section of Cardiology

The Section of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at LSUHSC is led by Dr. Frank Smart.Our internationally acclaimed board certified cardiologists see a full range of cardiac and vascular problems including valvular heart disease, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, congenital heart disease, arrhythmia and syncope, and heart failure, cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension.

Interventional cardiologists here at LSU are skilled in performing complex coronary, peripheral arterial, structural heart, and renal interventions, including treatment of resistant hypertension.  We also offer state of the art diagnostic non-invasive testing including 3D echocardiography, Ultrafast Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI, and Nuclear Cardiology in addition to providing a full line of interventional and invasive diagnostics and treatments.

Our arrhythmia service offers a full spectrum of service, including invasive electrophysiologic testing and radiofrequency ablation for all arrhythmias and device based therapies for patients with heart failure, including cardiac resynchronization therapy.  Notably, we performed the first non-surgical epicardial ablation in the state of Louisiana within the past year for treatment of an atrial arrhythmia. 

We offer ACGME approved fellowship training programs in Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. 

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Contact Us

Frank Smart, MD
Chief, Section of Cardiology

LSUHSC School of Medicine
Section of Cardiology
533 Bolivar Street
Box CSRB 3-42
New Orleans, LA 70112
504.568.2718  Phone
504.568.2127  FAX

Cynthia McCurdy
Assistant Business Manager
504.568.2688  Phone
504.568.2147  FAX

Tanner Castagna

Assistant to Frank Smart M.D.

504.568.2436  Phone


Clinical Practice Sites (click on each for map)

LSU Healthcare Uptown
Phone: (504) 412-1366
3700 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
5th Floor

LSU Heathcare Kenner
Phone: (504) 412-1705
200 West Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA 70065

Suite 205

LSU Heathcare Westbank
Phone: (504) 412-1390
1101 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, La 70072

South Tower 640


LSU Healthcare Metairie

Phone: (504) 412-1240

3601 Houma Blvd

Metairie, LA 70006

Suite 300


University Medical Center (UMC) Hospital
Phone: (504) 702-5200
2000 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112
2nd Floor, Zone C


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