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

St. Luke's Emergency Department

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Why Choose St. Luke's Heart Care?

With over 41 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
(year end 2018)
completed procedures

Mercy Medical Center

(year end 2018

scheduled procedures that may not have been completed

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 

13,648

151

Open heart surgeons

2

1

Open heart surgeons’ years of experience

47

25

Open heart advanced practice practitioners

3

1

Open heart surgery teams

2

1

Open heart surgery team years of experience working together

41

1

Cardiac ICU staff years of experience working together

41

1

Off pump bypass surgery

Yes

Yes

TAVR – Transcatheter arotic valve repair

Yes

No

Established reporting thru Society of Thoracic Surgery STS) as of June 30, 2018

STS Peer Group

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

87.8

No data

57.1

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

> 1590

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

16

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