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Heart & Vascular Institute

As the area’s leader in heart care, UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids offers a full spectrum of advanced cardiovascular services, from prevention and diagnostics through treatment and cardiac rehabilitation. Our board-certified cardiologists are dedicated to helping you 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, St. Luke's Cardiology and the cardiovascular surgeons from Physicians' Clinic of Iowa. This collaborative relationship allows us to provide the highest quality of care with fewer complications, better outcomes and higher survival rates. 

One of the Nation's Top Cardiovascular Program

St. Luke's is known as North East Iowa’s leading heart hospital and has been recognized as a Truven Top 50 Heart Hospital six times for offering better outcomes for our patients with comprehensive cardiac services. For more than 40 years, we have performed open-heart surgery in Cedar Rapids, as a trusted leader, specializing in innovation and the latest technology.

Faster Heart Care

When you have a medical emergency every minute counts, especially when it comes to chest pain and other heart attack symptoms! Did you know St. Luke’s beats the national average when it comes to fast heart attack care? The average door-to-balloon time is 58 minutes. St. Luke’s fastest reported time to date was 13 minutes. This timetable saves lives and leads to better outcomes. 

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, you can trust St. Luke’s highly skilled team of emergency and heart physicians to assess, diagnose and treat heart attack symptoms with a high level of expertise.

St. Luke's Cardiology Clinic

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Cardiology is the first and largest cardiology practice in Cedar Rapids and joined St. Luke's Hospital in 2010. We formed this doctor-hospital partnership to better serve our community. This enables us to coordinate care better and focus on increasing quality and reducing the cost of healthcare. 

Make An Appointment

Your heart deserves the very best care, with top quality, safety and a high level of customer service. St. Luke's Cardiology provides state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable setting with knowledgeable, compassionate staff.

Call (319) 364-7101 to schedule an appointment at St. Luke’s Cardiology Clinic.


Preventing Heart Disease

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.

St. Luke's can help assess your risk for heart problems and give you the tools you need to improve your heart health.

  • Call (319) 369-8129 to sign up for St. Luke's Heart Check. Five easy tests assess your heart, vascular and stroke health.

  • Call (319) 369-8909 to schedule a Heart Scan identifies calcified plaque in your coronary arteries and assesses your heart's health. There are no injections, treadmills or pre-test fasting.