Dr. Edmund Kerut, MD

Dr. Edmund Kerut, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Edmund Kerut, MD is a cardiology specialist in Gretna, LA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiology.Read his story

West Jefferson Heart Clin LA

120 Meadowcrest St Ste 410

Gretna, LA 70056
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Chest Pain
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more than 97% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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more than 97% of peers
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more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Kerut's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kerut "Dr. Kerut graduated with special distinction in Biomedical Engineering from Mississippi State University, where he is currently Adjunct Professor of Engineering. He then received his M.D. from the University Of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of Maryland. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography and Cardiac Computed Tomography (Cardiac CT). Dr. Kerut is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is a Diplomat in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography as well as Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography. He sub-specializes in non-invasive heart testing (echo and CT) and has a strong interest in preventive cardiovascular care. Additionally, for over 20 years Dr. Kerut has evaluated commercial and recreational divers from all over North America with unexplained decompression sickness for heart or lung shunts. Dr. Kerut has published well over 100 articles and abstracts in medical journals, has written several medical book chapters, and two medical textbooks. He is the senior editor for Echocardiography, a medical journal with worldwide distribution. Basic research interests include writing computer analysis programs to evaluate cardiac and nerve electrical signals, microscopic images of tissues and cells, blood vessel branching patterns, and quantitate contraction patterns of lymph ducts. Through his research he developed a patent for tissue imaging. Dedicated to his patients and profession, Dr. Kerut is also a family man. He is married to a physician and has three children. He is a member of First Baptist Church of New Orleans. He has had an interest in health and injury prevention in young athletes, including dehydration and heat related illness and arm injury related to pitching in baseball. He has written several papers on the subject which can be accessed above."
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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8  Procedures

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  • University of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Med University SC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Med University SC
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Md
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Kerut is one of the best cardiologists in the city. He was able to diagnose my rare heart condition when several other cardiologists over 10 years could not. He made sure I received the treatment I needed, including referring me to outside specialists. He always takes the time to fully assess...Read More
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Dr Kerut, has a sincere interest in me, and I assume all his patients. My cardiac issues are complicated and he directed me outside for the best surgery in the US, not the best local surgery. He has been my cardiologist for over six years and has been instrumental in keeping me focused on...Read More
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Dr. Kerut is an excellent cardiologist. He is patient with you and spends time with you. You never feel rushed. He always calms my nerves while caring for my husband. Dena in the coumadin clinic is also very good. They go out of their way to help you. I would recommend Dr. Kerut to anyone who is...Read More
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He has been my cardiac care specialist for many, many years. I feel very comfortable and welcome in his presence. He listens to my concerns and we discuss options as if we are part of a team working together. He has been with me through several serious episodes and I remain alive and well to talk...Read More
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Dr. Kerut was the attending Doctor at Ocshner after my Heart attack. I fell in love with his bedside manner an requested him to be my Cardiologist. Luckily he was accepting new patients. Dr. Kerut is blunt, to the point, and he tells you when you are wrong. But he does it with sincerity and...Read More
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