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Heart Center

Heart Center Overview

San Antonio Regional Hospital Heart Center is known for its exceptional cardiovascular services and continually ranks among the nation's top hospitals for cardiac care and cardiovascular surgery. The hospital holds a Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI from The American College of Cardiology, which was awarded after a rigorous onsite evaluation determined the hospital’s exceptional competency in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

San Antonio is also designated as a STEMI Receiving Center by the Inland County Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA), based on the experience and expertise of our medical team and the advanced technology and processes in place to rapidly handle heart attack patients.

San Antonio Regional Hospital received the 2024 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care, based on robust criteria that consider clinical excellence and female patient satisfaction, placing it in the top 2% of 4,729 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services. U.S. News & World Report also named San Antonio Among the Best Hospitals 2023-2024 - High Performing in Heart Failure.

San Antonio Regional Hospital was named a recipient of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for two years in a row (2021-2022), was recognized by Healthgrades for the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021-2022) and was a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery (2021-2022).

Chuck Miller

Patient story

A Heart in Good Hands

After suffering with mini-strokes and unwanted medication complications for years, Chuck's heart landed in good hands at San Antonio Regional Hospital.

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Cardiovascular Surgery

The Cardiovascular Surgery Program at San Antonio Regional Hospital's Heart Institute provides a full range of surgical treatment for coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and diseases of the thoracic aorta.


Valve Disease

Blood is pumped through your heart in only one direction. Heart valves play a key role in this one-way blood flow, opening and closing


Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a type of heart disease caused by gradual plaque build-up in the coronary arteries. These arteries supply your heart muscle...


Heart Rhythms - Arrhythmias

Any irregularity in your heart's natural rhythm is called an arrhythmia. Almost everyone's heart skips or flutters at one time or another, and these mild, one-time palpitations are harmless.

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at San Antonio Regional Hospital is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient, depending upon the specific heart problem or disease.