One of the Nation's Top Cardiovascular Programs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Each year more than one million people lose their lives from some form of heart disease, some of which may be genetic, and some are the result of lifestyle choices.

UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids is a leader in heart care. People choose us when they want the best possible heart care team helping them prevent, manage — and overcome — heart or vascular disease.

The  UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids Heart & Vascular Institute encompasses the heart care specialists and services of St. Luke's Hospital, Cardiology Clinic and the cardiovascular surgeons from Physicians' Clinic of Iowa. This collaborative relationship puts all heart care services under a single organization with physician and administrative leadership.

This cardiovascular expertise provides individuals with access to heart care experts with advanced training and a wide range of specialties that focus on the following areas:

"The Heart and Vascular Institute at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids provides an even higher level of specialty cardiovascular care and builds on our long history of being a leader and innovator in heart care excellence," said Todd Langager, MD, Medical Director of UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids Heart and Vascular Institute.

"The Institute leads to enhanced technology and additional physician training. Doctors will have the expertise to treat 95 percent of heart-related issues so patients are able to stay close to home. 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 Institute treats the most complicated heart conditions and offers:

  • 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