Cardiac Care that never misses a beat.
Trust your heart to our award-winning experts.
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.
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Comprehensive Heart Care
Marian Regional Medical Center’s Sue J. Sword 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.
Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Implant
Marian’s Sue J. Sword Heart Center is pleased to announce that it is among the first hospitals on the Central Coast to offer an alternative to long-term blood thinners with the newly approved Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. This innovative device is not available anywhere between Santa Barbara and San Jose with the exception of our facility, mitigating the need to travel for such a procedure.
Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
The Sue J. Sword Heart Center at Marian Regional Medical Center recently announced the most recent medical advancement to its award-winning cardiac program. The Heart Center at Marian now offers the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia, a slow or irregular heart rhythm.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Marian has created a nearly 1,000 square foot, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab within the Sue J. Sword Heart Center. The new catheterization lab enables Marian’s Sue J. Sword Heart Center to meet the cardiac care needs of our growing community well 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’s Sue J. Sword Heart Center cardiac interventional hybrid suite embraces the latest multidisciplinary model of care, using leading-edge techniques. In addition, it allows for multiple procedures without the transfer of a patient to a second procedure room, creating a safer, and more comfortable experience.
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.
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.