Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

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About Us

In Central Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is a leading medical and surgical acute care center and heart transplant surgery program.

Our heart care team can help you meet the challenges that come with heart failure. Ascension’s approach starts with a compassionate, personalized care plan from attentive health specialists. At Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, we support a statewide network of heart and vascular care.

Learn more about Heart Failure University, classes for you and your loved ones.

Specialty heart care options

Our heart doctors deliver customized heart care for patients with complex heart conditions, including congestive heart disease with or without A-fib. We coordinate care with your primary care doctor. Our trusted network gives you access to the most advanced technologies and treatments. Trust your heart to our team of specialists.

Ask about a cardiology consultation appointment to get a care plan that is right for you.

The cardiologists specializing in advanced heart failure treat patients with a combination of risk factors:

  • NYHA class 3 or 4 heart failure symptoms
  • AHC/ACC Stage D
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Current or planned inotropic therapy
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction of < 35%
  • Weakness, fatigue, inability to walk
  • Multiple hospitalizations in the past six months
  • Non-responder to cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Hypotension complications
  • Significant metabolic changes
  • Considering hospice

Heart Transplant Program

Ascension Seton is a statewide leader in cardiac transplants and VAD. Our specialty care and transplant centers on the Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin campus provide complete care. Our patient coordinator is available around-the-clock for patients in our program. Call 512-681-0500.

Our experienced cardiac transplantation and ventricular assist device (VAD) doctors and care team includes

  • Advanced heart failure specialists
  • Cardiac transplant surgeons
  • Heart failure nurses and coordinators
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Palliative care for pain and symptom management
  • Pharmacists specializing in heart failure medication management and education
  • Social services
  • Financial consultation

Our level of supportive care and attention to detail helps to give our heart patients and their families more quality of life options. Every heart deserves special care. We take the time to get to know you and to better understand your needs, so you get the right heart care for you.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the only hospital in Central Texas to have earned Joint Commission certification for a Destination Therapy Ventricular Assist Device Program and Heart Transplant Certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Heart failure patient manual

Download our patient manual for details about our approach to heart failure management and care.