Seton Medical Center Hays Cardiology Services

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Seton Medical Center Hays offers a full range of cardiac care - from diagnostic services to open heart surgery. Seton Hays also provides care after a cardiac event, through rehabilitation and ongoing management.

And, as a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals, Seton Hays is part of an extensive health care network comprised of skilled specialists and some of the most advanced hospitals in Central Texas: Seton Medical Center Austin (the only hospital in Central Texas performing heart transplants) and University Medical Center Brackenridge, which is home to the region's only adult Level I Trauma Center.

Seton Medical Center Hays has received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This accreditation affirms that Seton Medical Center Hays demonstrates expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria in treatment of cardiac patients. In addition to this accreditation, Seton Hays has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Action Registry - GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award. This award granted by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry recognizes a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Seton Hays has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

Emergency Care

The Seton Hays Emergency Department is ready to treat any minor or major cardiac event and offers 24-hour/day invasive cardiac catheterization labs and emergent cardiac surgery.

Diagnostic and Interventional Care

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab/Special Procedures performs diagnostic and interventional procedures, including heart catheterizations, coronary stent placement, angioplasty and pacemaker insertion. The lab is equipped with the Philips advanced bi-plane imaging suite which has the ability to perform 3-D reconstruction that assists the physician in selecting a treatment strategy in various procedures.

Patient care in the lab is provided by a multidisciplinary team of physicians that includes cardiologists, radiologists, nephrologists and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons. The lab also is staffed with specialists in invasive technology and drawn from the fields of Cardiovascular Technology, Nursing, Radiology, Allied Health and other health care professions.

The lab also cares for congenital and acquired diseases of the vascular, renal, orthopedic and gastrointestinal systems.

Cardiac Surgical Services

Seton Hays is served by the surgeons of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS). The surgeons of CTVS are highly trained to treat any cardiac abnormality and can do so in Kyle. The practice, located at 5103 Kyle Parkway in the Seton Family of Doctors building, is home to 10 cardiothoracic surgeons and eight vascular surgeons, all of whom serve Seton Hays.

Cardiovascular Services include:

  • Open Heart Surgery - including Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Valve procedures
  • Catheterization Labs
    • Diagnostic Angiography
    • Angioplasty
    • Stent Placement
    • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
    • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
    • Therectomy
    • Stents
  • Electrophysiology Labs
    • Pacemaker Implantation
    • Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    • Cardiac Ablations, including ablations for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Nuclear Cardiology Lab
  • Echocardiograph Lab
  • Cardiac MRI
  • CT Coronary Angiography
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Repair
  • Coronary ICU
  • Heart Healthy CT
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Rehab Team

Cardiac rehabilitation at Seton Hays in performed in two phases. In phase 1, the Cardiac Rehabilitation team is responsible for providing early mobilization, monitoring and education to inpatients recovering from a recent cardiac event or revascularization procedure. Phase 2 of the program provides continued care through outpatient treatment for up to 12 weeks. The team's mission is to return our cardiac patients to an optimum functional level thus reducing risk for secondary cardiac events and improving their quality of life through exercise, training and education.

Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program - including schedules, frequently asked questions, and locations of other Seton cardiac rehabilitation facilities - at

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Common Diseases

Peripheral Vascular Disease
Diseases of blood vessels that are outside the heart and brain - often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the arms, legs, stomach or kidneys.

When the heart beats too fast, too slow, or with a skipping (irregular) rhythm, a person is said to have an arrhythmia.

The Heart Disease-Stroke Connection
Did you know that risk of stroke greatly increases if you suffer from heart problems, such as arrhythmias or Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Cardiac Resource Center

Learn more about heart disease, diagnosis and treatment at Seton's Cardiac Resource Center on

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