Cardiac Services

Keeping hearts in the right place.

At Palmetto Health, we offer a full range of cardiac services. Our continuum of care begins with disease prevention and management and extends to emergency services and procedures, diagnosis and surgery and rehabilitation, all performed in beautiful surroundings.

Improving lives

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure. Learn about TAVR and how it’s changed the lives of two of our patients.

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U.S. News and World Report High Performing HospitalPalmetto Health Heart Hospital is South Carolina's only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearts, and is recognized as a high performing hospital for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report. Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Tuomey also offer advanced technologies and ongoing care for people in Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands of South Carolina.

If you or a loved one are having cardiac issues, know that our leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are all dedicated to the patients for whom we care. Our expertise and unmatched quality measures have helped achieve a national patient satisfaction rating of 99 percent, and we offer a full array of inpatient and outpatient services and diagnostics, including EKG, stress testing and imaging.

Our services

We have the best nurse-to-patient ratio in the Midlands, and are proud to have been named “Best Hospital for Heart Health” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in The State's annual Best contest. Our leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at Palmetto Heart and Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates offer unparalleled heart and vascular care and are assisted by experienced and compassionate nurses, technologists and rehabilitation specialists.

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital achievements
  • Recognized as a high performing hospital for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18
  • Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care® by Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Only hospital in the Midlands with Joint Commission Accreditation for Heart Failure care
  • Honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus quality achievement award and Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll for stroke care and the Gold Plus recognition for heart failure, recognizing our commitment to success and quality care.
    Received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award - one of only 135 hospitals nationwide
  • First Chest Pain ER in the Midlands to be accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • Recognized as the Best in Heart Health Care by readers of The State newspaper, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Palmetto Health honored as Best Hospital System in 2012-2016