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  • Who’s in Your Heart?

    Trust your heart to our award-winning experts. 

Cardiac Care

If you or a loved one suffers from heart disease, the care team at Marian’s Sue J. Sword Heart Center is uniquely positioned to help keep your heart beating strong.

Comprehensive Heart Care

Our heart center is staffed by a team of heart care specialists including cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiologists, skilled nurses, and other specially trained healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease. 


The Marian Heart Center is ranked in the top 10 percent nationally, making us uniquely qualified to treat your heart.

  • A state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac surgical suite.
  • A STEMI Receiving Center designation from Santa Barbara County's Emergency Medical Services Agency to treat ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks.

Our heart care team understands the constantly changing treatment options for your heart. In fact, sometimes interventional treatments and surgeries overlap. We call these hybrid procedures. At Marian, we embrace these procedures when it comes to providing the best care for your heart.

We also offer angioplasty and stent procedures and other minimally invasive techniques. When intervention is required, rest assured that your heart is in good hands at Marian Regional Medical Center’s Heart Center.

New Catheterization Lab

Marian will renovate nearly 1,000 square feet on the second floor of the Medical Center and create a new, state-of-the-art Catheterization Lab. The new Catheterization Lab enables the Marian Heart Center to meet the need for cardiac care into the future.

Cardiac Interventional Hybrid Suite

Today's surgical landscape continues to rapidly evolve as breakthroughs in science and technology are accelerating at an overwhelming speed. At present, interventional treatments and surgeries often overlap and are referred to as "hybrid" procedures. The Marian Heart Center's cardiac interventional hybrid suite will embrace the latest multidisciplinary model of care, using leading-edge techniques. In addition, it will allow for multiple procedures without the transfer of a patient to a second procedure room.

Here is a video of a patient testimonial of the capabilities of the Marian Heart Center.


HeartAware Assessment

Dignity Health is proud to offer the HealthAware Program. These free and confidential online risk assessments measure your current health status and identify those medical or lifestyle conditions that may lead to the development of certain health conditions. 

Knowing if you're at risk of developing heart disease can help keep you healthy. 

Take our free online HeartAware Risk Assessment now.

Learn More About Our Cardiac Care

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 855.398.2967 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Getting you back to a healthy life after a heart attack or congestive heart failure is just one of our goals at Marian Regional Medical Center. Our cardiac rehabilitation program can help you get back to your previously active lifestyle.

Cardiac Rehabilitation


Marian Regional Medical Center is committed to helping your heart keep its beat. That’s why we’re offering electrophysiology and heart rhythm management services inside our Heart Center.


Peripheral Vascular Disease and Treatment

When the arteries that pump blood to your arms and legs are blocked by plaque, you may experience the pain or numbness known as peripheral vascular disease. Marian Regional’s Heart Center can help with advanced treatment.

Peripheral Vascular Disease and Treatment