When it comes to matters of the heart, facts matter, because you matter. At St. Luke's - We Lead with Heart - click on the facts below to see why:
FACT 1: We've been delivering exceptional heart care for 43+ years
St. Luke's has been caring for hearts longer than any other hospital in the metro area - by far - and we see more cardiology patients on an annual basis.
That means we have more experience, so you can be assured that when you arrive at our doors, you'll have access to all the expert care you need, all in one place.
FACT 2: We have a larger team of cardiologists
Our Heart & Vascular Institute comprises specialists from St. Luke's Hospital, St. Luke's Cardiology and Physicians' Clinic of Iowa. We have more than 15 cardiologists on staff to collaborate on patient care - more than double other hospitals in Cedar Rapids.
That means St. Luke's has more capacity, and you have access to multiple experts, so you can stay in Cedar Rapids for your care- there's no need to travel.
FACT 3: We lead the way with innovative procedures
St. Luke's continues to pioneer heart care in Cedar Rapids through the most advanced techniques:We were the first to perform and do more Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVRs), a less-invasive procedure that does not require open-heart surgery. In addition, St. Luke's is the only hospital in Iowa to achieve the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification, which means our team has demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) with TAVR repair and replacement procedures.
With our TAVR capabilities, you can go home faster, are more likely to recover sooner and don't need to leave Cedar Rapids for treatment.
We are the first and only hospital to offer Watchman, a device that acts as a barrier when inserted into the part of the heart where clots are most likely to form.
That means you have a reduced risk of stroke and are less likely to need blood-thinning medications. Again, no need to travel outside of Cedar Rapids.
We are the first and only hospital using the MitraClip, a small clip implanted during a minimally invasive catheter procedure to help the heart's mitral valve close more completely and restore normal blood flow to the heart.
That means you will likely spend less time in the hospital and feel better sooner.
FACT 4: We are committed to improving the health of our community
We are the only hospital that offers services such as the Heart Failure Clinic, Vein Clinic, Valve Clinic, Anti-Coagulation Clinic with at-home monitoring and Advanced Heart Failure & Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic. We also conduct monthly Heart Check Screenings for anyone concerned about their cardiac health.
That means we are proactive and put your needs first, to help you avoid any unnecessary trips to the hospital.
We have three times the number of outreach locations - Anamosa, Clarence, Independence, Manchester, Marengo and Vinton.
That means you have more convenient access to care when you need it.
FACT 5: We are nationally recognized for cardiac excellence
Our Heart Care program has been recognized six times as a Top 50 Heart Hospital. We've also received the Action Registry Platinum Achievement, Advanced Certification in Heart Care and our Emergency Department is an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
By exceeding performance benchmarks, you can have the confidence that we are well-equipped to handle the most severe and urgent heart problems right here in Cedar Rapids.
The Choice is Clear
When you have the facts, the choice is clear. Choose St. Luke's when it comes to matters of the heart. The fact is, We Lead with Heart, and facts matter...because you matter.