Medical Services and Programs Cardiac Care

Seton Healthcare Family offers some of the most advanced, most comprehensive cardiac care in Central Texas. Our specialists throughout the network utilize the latest technology available to pinpoint and treat all types of heart problems from the most common to the most complex.

For more than 20 years, Seton Medical Center Austin has been the only hospital in Central Texas performing heart transplants.

Seton Medical Center Austin, the largest acute care center in Austin, is home to the Seton Heart Specialty Care & Transplant Center. With the only heart transplant program in Central Texas, Seton Medical Center Austin offers patients access to a full spectrum of care – all in one place.

Seton Medical Center Austin has received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Only six percent of hospitals in the United States have received this distinction. The accreditation affirms that Seton Medical Center Austin demonstrates expertise in rapid assessment and treatment of cardiac patients.

Services Available:

  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program
  • Open Heart Surgery, including Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Valve procedures
  • Stereotaxis Niobe System
  • Catheterization Labs
    • Diagnostic Angiography
    • Angioplasty
    • Stent Placement
    • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
    • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
    • Therectomy
    • Stents
  • Electrophysiology Labs
    • Pacemaker Implantation
    • Implantable Cardiac Defibrilator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Resychronization Therapy
    • Cardiac Ablations, including ablations for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Nuclear Cardiology Lab
  • Echocardiograph Lab
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Cardiac MRI
  • CT Coronary Angiography
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Repair
  • Coronary ICU
  • Heart Healthy CT
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

Awards & Recognition

  • Partner in Mission: Lifeline™, a national alliance sponsored by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and designed to expedite the care of patients experiencing a heart attack
  • VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) Program certified by The Joint Commission
  • Heart Transplant Certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Chest Pain Center accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Participant in American College of Cardiology PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) network
  • Participant in American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® program

News and Events

  • U.S. News & World Report Rankings: Seton Operates Five Top Hospitals in Austin Area
    July 15, 2014
    Seton Medical Center Austin is No. 1 among 37 acute care hospitals for adults in the Austin metro area on U.S. News & World Report's highly regarded list of Best Hospitals for 2014-15. University Medical Center Brackenridge tied for No.2; Seton Medical Center Williamson and Seton Northwest Hospital tied for No. 5. Another Seton hospital - Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas - is ranked No. 49 among all U.S. children's
  • Championship Hearts, Seton Medical Center Hays Offer Free Heart Screenings for Young Athletes
    July 11, 2014
    Encouraging high school students to "PLAY IT SAFE," Championship Hearts Foundation and Seton Medical Center Hays will offer free heart screenings for student athletes ages 14-18, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the hospital in Kyle.
  • Hays' Clinical Decision Unit Lightens ER Load, Helps Patients
    July 7, 2014
    Hospitals are changing the way they deliver patient care. As the Hays Free Press recently reported, at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, the new Clinical Decision Observation Unit is helping to ensure patients don't return with the same issues.
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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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