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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Lindale)

153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Road
Suite 104
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Largest, Most Comprehensive Heart Care Program in Cedar Rapids

As many know, St. Luke's Hospital has the largest, most comprehensive heart care program in Cedar Rapids. In fact, we treat more heart patients than any other hospital in Cedar Rapids and perform more advanced heart procedures, so you don't have to travel out of town. Know the facts when it comes to your heart care – more people choose St. Luke's because of our long legacy as the Heart Hospital. Experience matters. See why St. Luke's is the best place for your heart:

Why Choose St. Luke's for Your Heart Care?

(Data updated 6/11/21)

Longer-Tenured Heart Care Program

St. Luke's: 43 years, Since June 1977
Mercy: 3 years, Started November 2017

Dedicated, Comprehensive Heart Center

St. Luke's: Yes, Since 2000 (97,126 sq. ft.)
Mercy: No

More Heart Care Experts 

Number of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, ARNPs and PAs
St. Luke's: 28 (17 cardiologists)
Mercy: 20 (9 cardiologists) 

More Outreach Clinics

Providing care close to home
St. Luke's: 6 locations
(Anamosa, Clarence, Independence, Manchester, Marengo, Vinton
)
Mercy: 3 locations
(Vinton, Manchester, Tama) 

Treat the Most Heart Patients in Cedar Rapids

St. Luke's: 52.4%
Mercy: 47.6% 

Top 50 Heart Hospital in America

Ranked by Truven Health Analytics/IBM Watson Health Company
St. Luke's: 6 times
Mercy: 1 time 

Accredited ER Chest Pain Center

From the American College of Cardiology, based on rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack
St. Luke's: Yes
Mercy: No 

Fastest-ever-recorded time from ER arrival to opening of blocked arteries 

St. Luke's: 13 minutes
Mercy: 26 minutes
St. Luke's average is 59 minutes; Mercy's average is faster than the 90-minute national benchmark 

More Advanced Procedures

First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Minimally invasive, catheter-based aortic valve replacement procedure that doesn't require open-heart surgery
St. Luke's: 2016
Mercy: 2018

Transcatheter Valve Certification

From the American College of Cardiology, for demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and repair procedures
St. Luke's: Yes (Only hospital in Iowa)
Mercy: No 

Watchman for Afib
Device that acts as a barrier when inserted (via catheter) into the part of the heart where clots are most likely to form; alternative to open-heart surgery
St. Luke's: Yes
Mercy: No 

ECMO Advanced Life-Support Machine
Specialized life-support machine that adds oxygen to the blood and removes carbon dioxide
St. Luke's: Yes
Mercy: No 

MitraClip for Mitral Valve Repair
Catheter-inserted device used to correct mitral regurgitation (a leaking mitral valve); no open-heart surgery required
St. Luke's: Yes
Mercy: No 

Shockwave Procedure to Open Blocked Arteries
State-of-the-art catheter procedure that uses sonic pressure waves to fracture calcified plaque and reopen blocked arteries
St. Luke's: Yes
Mercy: No