Dr. Hector Ventura, MD

Dr. Hector Ventura, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hector Ventura, MD is a cardiology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cardiology.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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Congestive Heart Failure
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Ventura's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ventura's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ventura "Dr. Ventura earned his medical degree from the National University School of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing a residency at the Central Military Hospital in Buenos Aires, he completed an internship and residency at Ochsner where he also completed fellowships in arterial hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. He also completed a fellowship in heart failure and transplantation at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ventura has served in his current position at Ochsner since the year 2000. He is board certified in cardiology and has a wide range of special expertise including the history of medicine. He has written numerous articles for scientific medical publications and serves on several editorial boards of medical journals and is the Associate Editor for Congestive Heart Failure"


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1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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16  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • National University of Buenes Aires School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Central Military Hospital, Argentina
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Internal Medicine Ochsner
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • National University Hospital, Argentina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ventura has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ventura's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ventura to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ventura's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ventura is a very intelligent and kind man. He listened very attentively to my concerns and questions and gave me all the time I needed. This was refreshing as most western doctors are dismissive and herd you in an out like cattle. I trust the recommendations he gave and I highly recommend...more
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He is amazing and holds a very well maintained bedside manner! Best cardiologist ever!!
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