St. Luke's provides the best heart care in the Cedar Rapids' area.

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Why Choose St. Luke's Heart Care?

With over 40 years of open heart surgery experience, our surgeons, cardiologists and heart care team continue to excel at innovation, technology and patient care. 

Why Choose St. Luke's for your heart care?

St. Luke’s

Mercy Medical Center

Open Heart Surgery & Procedures

Performs open heart surgery

Yes

Yes

First open-heart surgery performed

June 27, 1977

November 2017

Number of open heart surgeries performed as of April 29, 2018

13,454

44

Open heart surgeons

2

1

Open heart surgeons’ years of experience

45

25

Open heart advanced practice practitioners

2

1

Open heart surgery teams

2

1

Open heart surgery team years of experience working together

40

1

Cardiac ICU staff years of experience working together

40

1

Off pump bypass surgery

Yes

Yes

TAVR – Transcatheter arotic valve repair

Yes

No

Established reporting thru Society of Thoracic Surgery STS)

STS Peer Group

Operative mortality (lower is better)

1.06

No data

1.27

Complications (lower is better)

35.6

No data

38.3

Major complications/operative mortality (lower is better)

9.9

No data

13.2

Off ventilator in less than six hours (higher is better)

71.3

No data

54.8

Cardiac Catheterization lab

ER arrival to blockage open best time

13

33

ER arrival to blockage open average time

58

Faster than the 90 minute national benchmark

Diagnostic cath procedures per year

623

308

Catheterization through the wrist resulting in quicker patient recovery with better outcomes

78%

80%

Impella assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) “the world’s smallest heart pump” and is used to open blockages in heart arteries and allows doctors to place stents.

Yes

No

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists

3

2

Electrophysiology labs

1

1

Watchman procedure

Yes

No

Afib ablation (per American College of Cardiology)

Yes

No

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation program established

1983

Cardiac rehabilitation program graduates

Cardiology

Long term relationship <40 years with Eastern Iowa’s largest cardiology practice

Yes

No

Cardiologists

15

7

Advanced Practice Providers

8

6

Pediatric cardiologist

Yes

Yes

Heart failure clinic

Yes

No

Vein clinic

Yes

No

Anti-coagulation clinic with at home monitoring

Yes

No

  • Advanced Heart Failure & Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Yes

No

Outreach locations (providing care close to home)

Anamosa, Clarence, Independence, Manchester, Marengo, Vinton

Vinton

Manchester

Recognized nationally for cardiac excellence

Top 50 Heart Hospital in America by Truven Health Analytics

6 times

0 times

Action Registry Platinum Performance Achievement

Yes

No

Accredited Chest Pain Center for PCI

Yes

Yes

Advanced certification in Heart Failure

Yes

No