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Comprehensive Heart Care


The Sue J. Sword Heart Center is ranked in the top 10 percent nationally, making us uniquely qualified to treat your heart. Our comprehensive cardiac program includes:

  • A state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab and cardiac surgical suite for minimally invasive cardiac procedures.
  • A STEMI Receiving Center designation from Santa Barbara County's Emergency Medical Services Agency to treat ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks.
  • A level III Trauma Center designation a Level III Trauma Center by Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency.

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 Sue J. Sword Heart Center.