Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment


During 2015 Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) claimed the lives of 106 infants in the state of Louisiana. This death toll is more than 20 times the number of infants killed in car crashes in Louisiana during 2015. In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated AAP Policy Statement on “Safe […]

What is a “Widowmaker?”


In general, heart attacks are scary, and although they come in varying degrees of severity, no one ever wants to hear that they or a loved one have suffered one. One of the most sinister types of heart attacks, by name and by nature, is the famed “widowmaker.” But what is a widowmaker? And why […]

The Year to Volunteer: Why I Give Back


When my husband and I moved back to Baton Rouge after being away from Louisiana for over 20 years, I started the search for volunteer opportunities. I’ve always wanted to be involved with a children’s hospital, but never lived close enough to one to make it practical to volunteer on a regular basis. When I […]

Atrial Flutter vs. Atrial Fibrillation: What You Should Know


There are more than a dozen types of abnormal heart rhythms, but it seems like the only one that gets any real attention is atrial fibrillation, or “A-Fib.” While atrial fibrillation is common and should be treated with care, there are other abnormalities you should have on your radar, including atrial flutter. Atrial flutter has […]

About Dr. Kenneth Civello

Kenneth C. Civello, MD, MPH, FACC is an Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute electrophysiologist. He earned his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Dr. Civello then completed a Fellowship in cardiology and electrophysiology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is Board Certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Click here to learn more about Dr. Civello.

Digital Drama: Is Your Child Hiding Something from You?


Now that the holidays are over, your children may now have new devices, gadgets or other digital media tools that open up a whole new world to them that, as parents, you may not be comfortable with. Is constant connectivity and unfiltered security settings making you nervous about what your kids are watching? Well, you’re […]