One of the Nation's Top Cardiovascular Programs
Heart disease is the leading cause of
death for both men and women in the United States. Each year more than
one million people lose their lives from some form of heart disease,
some of which may be genetic, and some are the result of lifestyle
UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids is a leader in heart care. People choose us when they want the best possible heart care team helping them
prevent, manage — and overcome — heart or vascular disease.
The UnityPoint Health -
Cedar Rapids Heart & Vascular Institute encompasses the heart care
specialists and services of St. Luke's Hospital, Cardiology Clinic and
the cardiovascular surgeons from Physicians' Clinic of Iowa.
This collaborative relationship puts all heart care services under a
single organization with physician and administrative leadership.
This cardiovascular expertise provides individuals with access to
heart care experts with advanced training and a wide range of
specialties that focus
on the following areas:
"The creation of a Heart and Vascular Institute at UnityPoint Health -
Cedar Rapids provides an even higher level of specialty cardiovascular
builds on our long history of being a leader and innovator in heart care
excellence," said Todd Langager, MD, Medical Director of UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids Heart and Vascular Institute.
"The Institute will lead to enhanced technology and additional
physician training. Doctors will have the expertise to treat 95 percent
of heart-related issues so patients are able to stay close to home. No
longer will there be a need to seek treatment outside of Cedar Rapids
for heart care because that specialized
care is right here in our community."
The Institute treats the most complicated heart conditions and offers:
- Better patient experience
- Better coordinated care
- Reduced costs by avoiding duplication
of services such as diagnostic testing
- Clinical trials and research
- Leading edge technology and