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Pediatric Cardiology

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital has dedicated pediatric cardiologists who are trained and in treating complex pediatric heart conditions.

Pediatric heart-related problems include heart murmurs, abnormal heart rhythm, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, fainting spells, and congenital heart disease. If you feel that your child might be experiencing one of these conditions, consult your doctor. You may be referred to us for some cardiac function testing. Once your child has been thoroughly evaluated and monitored, a course of treatment will be recommended which may include heart medication or in more severe cases, a scheduled surgical procedure.

Cardiologists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Michael Crapanzano, MD  received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his pediatric residency and Fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed a Masters of Healthcare Management at Harvard University. In addition to his primary practice in Pediatric Cardiology Associates, Inc. of LA, Dr. Crapanzano attends on the Hospital Pediatric Service and Pediatric Intensive Care Service. Dr. Crapanzano is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics where he is Board Certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He serves as the business managing partner of Pediatric Cardiology Associates, Inc. of LA, the Pediatric Hospitalist program, and the Pediatric Intensivist program.

Lauren M. Haddad, MD received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed her residency and Fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Haddad is Board Certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.

Les Hixon, MD received his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Hixon is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to his primary practice in Pediatric Cardiology Associates, Inc. of LA, Dr. Hixon attends on the Hospital Pediatric Service and Pediatric Intensive Care Service. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Sedation and Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization programs at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

Diagnoses and Treatment

  • Congenital heart disease

Procedures Performed

  • Right and left heart catheterizations
  • Coil embolization of patient ductus arteriosus and other abnormal vessels
  • PFO/ASD closure 
  • Peripheral angiography.
  • Digital fetal echocardiograms
  • Transthoracic digital echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Treadmill stress testing
  • Pediatric electrophysiology services offered include
    • Diagnostic holter and event monitoring studies 
    • Pacemaker interrogation and programming
    • Device implantation, including LINQ placement

Outpatient Cardiology services available at this location:

Pediatric Cardiology Associates of Louisiana 
7777 Hennessy Boulevard,
Suite 103 Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Telephone: (225) 767-6700

Additional Resources:

  1. Emergency Room
  2. Critical Care
  3. Surgery