Put your heart in the right hands.


The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is home to an outstanding medical team of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses, and technologists.  Equipped with the finest interventional technologies found between LA and the Bay Area, Our team provides clinical expertise and management of the most complex heart and vascular cases.


Designated STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center  When a heart attack strikes, getting to the right hospital fast is critical for survival.  A STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) –is the most serious form of heart attack. The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital provides rapid and effective treatment for heart attack emergencies and is a leader in the national benchmark of reducing door to balloon time to 90 minutes or less. Learn more >>


Minimally invasive AFIB Ablation  Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital offers minimally invasive technology for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, a condition that if left undetected can increase the risk for stroke five-fold. 


Comprehensive Cardiac Services

•    Cardiac catheterization
•    Coronary angioplasty / stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention)
•    Complex / high-risk coronary angioplasty / stenting
•    Arrhythmia ablation for complex AFIB and ventricular tachycardia ablation
•    Left atrial appendage occlusion
•    Implantable cardiac devices for rapid and slow heart rhythms
•    Peripheral revascularization
•    Structural heart disease program (ASD / PFO closures)
•    Heart (cardiothoracic) surgery
•    Vascular and endovascular surgery
•    Cardiac rehabilitation




Heart & Vascular Center Physicians


Heart Disease Health Library

Procedures and Services


•   Techniques for Heart Attack


•   Electrocardiograms (EKG)
•   Stress test
•   Ambulatory EKG monitoring
•   Heart ultrasound (Echocardiogram)
•   Cardiac CT
•   Cardiac MRI
•   Catheterization

Interventional Cardiology

•   Coronary angioplasty
•   Complex coronary stenting

Cardiac Electrophysiology

•   Arrhythmia management
•   AFIB ablation
•   Cryoablation
•   Implantable cardiac defibrillators
•   Pacemakers

Cardiovascular surgery / intervention

•   Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
•  Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
•   daVinci robot-assisted Cardiothoracic procedures
•   Heart valve repair / replacement

Cardiac Rehabilitation

•   Inpatient, outpatient, maintenance