Services

UnityPoint Clinic | Cardiology offers a full spectrum of advanced cardiology services:

  • Evaluation and management services from cardiologists with board-certification in general cardiology and key subspecialty cardiology areas; more than 100 years of combined cardiology practice experience
  • A convenient in-office complete cardiac imaging center with exercise testing, chemical stress testing and advanced cardiac and echocardiographic vascular testing
  • Cardiac device (ICD and pacemaker) management by board-certified physicians
  • Specially-trained cardiovascular nursing staff
  • Blood thinner monitoring
  • Hypertension and lipid management

UnityPoint Clinic | Cardiology also offers advanced capabilities for hospital inpatients:

  • Care at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital
  • Complete diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization laboratory services
  • Central Iowa record "door-to-balloon times" for the emergency treatment of heart attacks
  • Advanced heart rhythm disorders care, with a high-tech electrophysiology laboratory
  • Advanced inpatient and outpatient protocols for treating congestive heart failure
  • Referral to an expert board-certified cardiac and vascular surgeons when surgery is necessary

Cardiac Testing

Cardiac testing benefits patients who may have, or be at risk for, cardiovascular disease. Many important diagnostic tests can be performed right in the offices of UnityPoint Clinic | Cardiology. All 3 of our Des Moines clinics have state-of-the-art cardiac testing capability. Our staff works to get patients in quickly, often on the same day their primary physician refers them.

Some of the cardiac tests available at UnityPoint Clinic | Cardiology are:

  • Vascular ultrasound, to check for clots, blockage and aneurysm in blood vessels
  • Stress testing using ultrasound, or nuclear imaging, to evaluate the heart arteries for blockage
  • Holter monitoring and event monitoring, to record the heart rhythm during regular activities, exercise and sleep

Proper cardiac testing allows your cardiologist to make an accurate diagnosis, which is the first step towards a great recovery.

All Services

Nuclear Cardiology Diagnostic Center

  • Coronary perfusion assessment
  • Cardiac function assessment

Exercise Testing Diagnostic Center

  • Treadmill exercise testing
  • Chemical stress testing with stress imaging

Interventional Cardiology Center


Vascular Diagnostic Center

  • Lower extremity vascular ultrasound
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Abdominal aorta assessment
  • Renal artery assessment
  • Screening vascular ultrasound

Electrophysiology Center

  • Pacemaker clinic
  • AICD/defibrillator clinic
  • Arrhythmia clinic
  • Syncope assessment
  • Echocardiography center
  • Heart valve assessment
  • Heart function assessment
  • Trans-esophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography

Hypertension Clinic

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Therapeutic management

Lipid Clinic

  • Cholesterol management
  • Dietary control for cholesterol control

INR Management

  • Blood thinner assessment testing