St. Luke's Heart Care
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 care team encompasses the specialists and services of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic 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 rate.
Call (800) 982-1959 today to schedule an appointment.
One of the Nation's Top Cardiovascular Programs
St. Luke's is known as the Cedar Rapids Heart Hospital — we are the leader in heart care for northeastern Iowa. We have been recognized as a Truven Top 50 Heart Hospital six times for offering better outcomes for our patients and providing the most comprehensive cardiac services. The longest-tenured heart program, St. Luke's performed the first open-heart surgery in Cedar Rapids in 1948, and we are 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 59 minutes. St. Luke's holds the record for the faster-ever-recorded time in the area - 13 minutes. This timetable saves lives and leads to better outcomes.
In addition, St. Luke's is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, you can trust our 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 Heart Care Clinic
St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic was the first and remains the largest cardiology practice in Cedar Rapids. Our doctor-hospital partnership began in 2010 to better serve our community. This enables us to better coordinate care and focus on increasing quality and reducing the cost of healthcare.
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, which identifies calcified plaque in your coronary arteries and assesses your heart's health. There are no injections, treadmills or pre-test fasting.
PODCAST EPISODE: Know Your Numbers to Prevent Heart Disease
Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, St. Luke's Heart Care Medical Director for Cardiovascular Services, returns to the podcast to discuss knowing your numbers to prevent heart disease. He and Dr. Arnold discuss blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and much more.