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Jones Regional Medical Center Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Highway 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 50 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Lindale)

153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 18 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Rd.
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 14 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 45 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 43 min

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. 

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital is a leader in heart care and known as the Cedar Rapids Heart Hospital. People choose St. Luke's when they want the best possible heart care team helping them prevent, manage — and overcome — heart or vascular disease. Since 1978, St. Luke's Heart Care team has performed more than 60,000 open heart surgeries and procedures. Experience results in better outcomes.

Tools You Can Use to Prevent Heart Disease

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

PODCAST EPISODE: Know Your Number to Prevent Heart Disease
Dr. Richard Kettelkamp, St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic, 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.

Five Lifestyle Changes to Lower Blood Pressure

  • Increase exercise. Aerobic exercise, such as walking, biking or swimming, for just 30 minutes a day, four to five days a week significantly improves your heart health.
  • Eat a healthier diet. Avoid foods high in saturated fat, trans fat, salt and cholesterol. Eat more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
  • Cut down on alcohol. Drink no more than two drinks a day for men, one for women.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Stay cool - relax! Stress is hard on your heart, so take a deep breath and avoid stressors when possible.

PODCAST EPISODE: Preventive Cardiology
Dr. Fahed Al Darazi, cardiologist at St. Luke's Heart Care Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss what listeners can do to prevent heart disease. They discuss screening, symptoms, how the pandemic impacted preventive heart care and much more.

Additional Heart Care Resources



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Heart Failure

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