What the UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids' Heart and Vascular Institute Means For You

Working together, our team of heart and vascular doctors give the Cedar Rapids community access to the highest level of cardiac care without having to travel. Not only will this save you time and money, but it could save your life. During emergencies like cardiac arrest and heart attacks, seconds can save lives. With access to the highest level of cardiac care right here in Cedar Rapids our patients will receive crucial care sooner with fewer complications and higher survival rates.

In addition to fast access to emergency care and treatment for the most complicated heart conditions, the new Heart and Vascular Institute will offer you:

  • 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 cardiovascular care

Innovative Heart and Vascular Treatment

The new Heart and Vascular Institute will soon specialize in the advanced treatment of nearly every heart and vascular disease and condition.
leading cardiologist in Cedar Rapids Iowa

"Cardiologists at the Heart and Vascular Institute will have the expertise to treat 95 percent of heart-related issues, so patients are able to stay close to home," said Todd Langager, MD, Medical Director of UnityPoint Health Heart and Vascular Institute. 

"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 establishment of a Heart and Vascular Institute builds on our long history of being a leader and innovator in heart care excellence."

Learn more in a profile of Dr. Langager and how artificial valves will soon be used instead of open heart surgery.


Areas of focus include:

  • Cardiac and vascular surgery
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Advanced heart failure treatment and care
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Coronary heart disease treatment and prevention
  • Clinical trials and research
  • Structural heart disease (including nonsurgical cardiac valve implantation)
  • Coronary and vascular therapeutics

Better Together: Care Coordination at UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids Heart and Vascular Institute

In the past, St. Luke's excellent heart services worked as a somewhat independent component of a patient's complete health care program. With teams at St. Luke's Hospital, UnityPoint Clinic Cardiology and the cardiovascular surgeons from Physicians' Clinic of Iowa working together, patients can expect a smoother, more coordinated experience.

With the patient in mind, the Heart and Vascular Institute works to:

  • Reduce or eliminate duplication of testing and services - saving you money.

  • Provide better coordination of physician and support service appointments - saving you time.
  • Help to ensure a smooth transition back to the referring physician - saving you effort.

 For more information please call (319) 364-7101.