Mar 1, 2013 11:07 AM by MELISSA CANONE
LAFAYETTE- A common misconception about cardiovascular disease is that it is a man's disease, but heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. In fact, nearly twice as many women in the United States die from cardiovascular disease than from other cancers combined. To help women understand their risk, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is now offering cardiovascular services to patients at Acadiana Women's Health Group located at 4640 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
Deirdre Detraz, adult nurse practitioner specializing in cardiac prevention, will be ordering blood tests and providing cardiovascular risk assessments. A customized treatment plan will be recommended to patients based upon laboratory results and identified risks. This is an opportunity for patients of Acadiana Women's Health Group to assess their cardiovascular health while at their standard, annual checkup.
To schedule an appointment at Acadiana Women's Health Group, please call 337-984-1050. If you have concerns about your heart health and want to see a CIS cardiologist, call our Ambassador Caffery location at 337-988-1585 or our Heymann Boulevard location at 337-289-8429.
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, 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 more than 29 years of service to south Louisiana. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit www.cardio.com.