OGHS Hosts Total Occlusion Course


Dr. Kalyan Veerina second from left and visiting physicians.

Opelousas General Health System Hosts

Chronic Total Occlusion Course

        Opelousas, La.,11/20/13 – Opelousas General Health System and Cardiovascular Systems Incorporated hosted a “Chronic Total Occlusion” Course Tuesday in the OGHS Cardiac Cath Lab.  Dr. Kalyan Veerina, Director of Interventional Cardiology, and Dr. Jay Venkat, Interventional Cardiologist, both with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), and experts in techniques to treat complex vascular disease, taught the course. Physicians from California, Texas and Northern Louisiana attended this training in an effort to gain knowledge on treating their patients with very complex peripheral vascular disease (blockages or occlusions in the lower extremities) using the latest state of the art technology and techniques which are utilized daily at Opelousas General Health System.

These innovative techniques and procedures offer patients an alternative to amputation.


About Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.:  A leader in the development of atherectomy devices, (CSI) is devoted to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating peripheral and coronary vascular disease.


About Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS): CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine.  With a team of nearly 500 dedicated team members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, as well as national and international patients, at its 14 clinics. CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care.  This mission has guided the institute for nearly 30 years of service to south Louisiana..

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