You don’t have to go far to get the quality heart care you need. As the largest cardiology practice in eastern Iowa, St. Luke’s Hospital – Cardiology offers services from Anamosa to Vinton.
“Without these clinics, patients would have to come to Cedar Rapids for all their cardiovascular care,” explains Carolyn Barko, director of heart care services at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s
. “We’re making sure the specialized care people need is right in their community.”
St. Luke’s Hospital – Cardiology has full-service clinics in three locations—Cedar Rapids, Manchester and Anamosa. In addition, UnityPoint Health cardiologists provide outreach services in Clarence, Independence, Marengo and Vinton. Care is provided by experienced cardiologists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and vascular disease.
CARDIOLOGY CLINIC FAST FACTS
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Cardiology operates
FULL-SERVICE CLINICS in CedarRapids,
Manchester, and Anamosa, with OUTREACH
SERVICES in Clarence, Independence,
Marengo and Vinton.
Cardiology Clinic Services
- Anti-Coagulation Therapy Clinic
- Device Clinic
- Heart Failure Clinic
- Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
- Valve Clinic
- Vein Clinic
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Endovenous Therapy
- Accredited Echocardiography (ECHO) Lab
- Accredited Nuclear Medicine Lab
- Accredited Vascular Lab
- Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Event/Telemetry/Holter Monitors
- Exercise Stress Test
“Whether you come to one of our full-service clinics or an outreach location, the cardiologist you establish with is the one you’ll see each time,” says Clinic Administrator Mary McDade. She adds, “Our physicians have years of experience, they’re highly skilled, and they have great outcomes. They’ll take good
care of you.”
Whether you come to one of our full-service clinics or an outreach location, the cardiologist you establish with is the one you’ll see each time,” says Clinic Administrator Mary McDade. She adds, “Our physicians have years of experience, they’re highly skilled, and they have great outcomes. They’ll take good
care of you.”
Cardiologists treat a wide range of cardiovascular conditions including chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms, valve disease, heart failure, vascular (vein) disease, high or low blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
Most diagnostic testing and disease management is done in the office.
“Whatever we can do in the community, we do,” notes Barko. “If the patient requires surgery or a minimally invasive procedure, those are done at St. Luke’s, with follow-up care at their home clinic.”
The same is true for patients experiencing a heart attack. Barko explains, “We work closely with critical access hospitals and rural ambulance services on how to care for heart attack patients and how to transfer them quickly to St. Luke’s, so they can get the life-saving care they need as fast as possible. Follow-up care is provided by cardiologists in our clinics.”
Many patients come to our office after a referral from their family physician. “If your family doctor detects a problem that needs a cardiologist’s care, we even offer a same-day referral service in our Cedar Rapids clinic,” says Barko. “You can be seen by a cardiologist that day.”
McDade adds, “If the family physician is a UnityPoint Health provider, they can look at your chart through our shared medical record system. They’ll see what tests or treatments were done and what the results are. It’s a big advantage for the patient as well as the doctors when everyone is on the same medical record system.”
Another advantage for patients? “St. Luke’s has been recognized as a Truven Top 50 Heart Hospital six times for offering better outcomes and comprehensive cardiac services,” says Barko. “We are your local connection to the area’s best heart care.”
Services performed in the clinics include
- Treadmill stress tests
- Holter monitoring services
- Vascular testing
- Nuclear testing
- Vascular ablation
Services performed at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital include:
- Cardiac catheterization and stenting
- Pacemaker and ICD implantation
- Arrhythmia ablation
To schedule an appointment at any location, please call (319) 739-2036 or (800) 982-1959.