Heart Care


Cardiology Team

The NRMC cardiology team includes certified nuclear medicine technologists (CNMT), cardiovascular sonographers, a vascular sonographer, and registered nurse.

NRMC partners with Regional Cardiology and board-certified cardiologists Dr. Christopher Ingram, who is also board certified in Internal Medicine, and Dr. Dennis Britten.

Emergency Heart Care

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center offers many heart care services. Our Ambulance Service and trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) work with our Emergency Department physicians to initiate care as quickly as possible during a life-threatening cardiac event. The fully equipped, state-of-the-art ambulances have 16-lead EKG monitoring which tracks the patient’s condition and sends vital information for physicians to access even before the patient arrives in the ED.

During a cardiac emergency, our experienced Emergency Department team quickly diagnoses patients and begins treatment. Their first priority is to stabilize the patient and prevent further damage to the heart muscle.

Should a patient need open heart surgery, the ED physicians and cardiologists will facilitate transferring the patient to a tertiary hospital. Patients are then transported by ambulance or helicopter to the facility as soon as doctors determine the patient is stable.

Hospitalization

For patients with blood pressure issues or who experience other heart concerns such as Atrial Fibrillation, they may be admitted to the specialized nursing units for telemetry or to the Intensive Care Unit where they are under the care of cardiologists. The low nurse-to-patient ratio along with the state-of-the-art monitoring systems help ensure high-quality care. NRMC offers many heart care services for inpatients and outpatients.

 

  • Dr. Dennis Britten

    501 Keyser Avenue

    Natchitoches, LA 71457

    318.214.4550

     

    Medical School:  Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans

    Internship:  Louisiana State University-Shreveport

    Residency:  Louisiana State University-Shreveport

    Fellowship:  LSUHSC Shreveport

  • Dr. Christopher Lee Ingram

    501 Keyser Avenue

    Natchitoches, LA 71457

    318.214.4550

     

    Medical School:  Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans

    Internship:  Louisiana State University-New Orleans

    Residency:  Louisiana State University Medical Center-New Orleans

    Fellowship:  Tulane University Medical School

Menu

Comprehensive Wound Care Services

Info | Map | Contact

Ear, Nose & Throat Associates

Info | Map | Contact

General Surgery Associates

Info | Map | Contact

Natchitoches Imaging Center

Info | Map | Contact

North Natchitoches Medical Clinic

Info | Map | Contact

Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center

Info | Map | Contact

NRMC OB/GYN Associates

Info | Map | Contact

Orthopedic Associates

Info | Map | Contact

Pain Institute

Info | Map | Contact

PRISM Center

Info | Map | Contact

Pulmonology

Info | Map | Contact

Reflections Behavioral Health

Info | Map | Contact

Regional Cardiology Clinic

Info | Map | Contact

Sleep Center

Info | Map | Contact

Walk-In Clinic

Info | Map | Contact