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Services & Facilities 

Mercy's services and facilities for cardiac and vascular conditions meet or exceed national standards of care, offering excellent, comprehensive services.

Our specialized Chest Pain ED ensures rapid responses to patients with chest pain, working in conjunction with our Katz Cardiovascular Center, which includes cardiac catheterization, peripheral vascular and electrophysiology labs.

Mercy's Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs are a part of our commitment to meeting your healthcare needs with excellence in technology, the highest quality staff and an extra measure of personal care.

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program provides patients with education and monitored exercise plans for recovery.

Rehab

Cardiac Rehab

Mercy offers a carefully planned, individualized, three-phase cardiac rehabilitation program, working with patients who have had heart attacks, been diagnosed with other heart conditions or have undergone surgery. Starting with the inpatient program, staff provide education and monitoring of activities.

Inpatient rehabilitation consists of light exercises such as walking and stretching. The outpatient program begins after the patient's discharge, continuing with education and exercise for up to 12 weeks. Mercy's Cardiac Rehab is located on the Ground Floor of Mercy Medical Center.

"Fit for Life"

This program, our third phase of rehab, is the maintenance phase of both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. It's about ongoing fitness. Participants receive an initial exercise evaluation, learn an individual exercise program and use a variety of exercise equipment, supervised by specially-trained Registered Nurses and Exercise Specialists. Blood pressure and heart rate are monitored. These classes are held two to three times per week at the Mercy Health Plaza location as well as at the hospital.

Chest Pain Center

Mercy's Emergency Department is the area's only accredited chest pain center. With serious heart problems, saving time is critical to saving lives.

Mercy's team gets patients to treatment within an average time of 60 minutes – well below the national average of 90 minutes. This Chest Pain ED provides a rapid response for patients with chest pain and ensures the quickest and most accurate diagnosis and treatment possible.

Labs

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Cardiac disease is diagnosed and treated here with the most advanced procedures available in heart care, including coronary angioplasty and stent placement, aortic balloons and a new hole-sealing procedure called PFO closure.

EP Lab

Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia) and fainting (syncope) are two symptoms of patients referred to Mercy's Electrophysiology Lab for procedures to correct heart rhythm disorders. This lab offers state-of-the-art equipment that eases treatment of difficult heart rhythms.

Peripheral Vascular Lab

Mercy's Peripheral Vascular Lab treats problems with blood vessels other than the heart. Circulatory problems are addressed here, such as conditions that cause arteries to narrow and clog, slowing the normal flow of blood. The most common cause is atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Our lab offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with blockages in their legs and other arteries. Non-surgical treatment options for diagnosis and treatment of non-vascular conditions affecting the lungs, kidneys and liver are also provided here.

Cardiac-Stroke Center

This center cares for patients with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses, including stroke and cardiovascular conditions.

The Center's interdisciplinary team works closely with patients, providing education and support services. This team approach focuses on comprehensive care to ensure that individual patient needs are identified and addressed, and recovery is progressive.

Stroke rehabilitation starts on the day of admission, providing several therapies to improve patient recovery. Specially-trained staff oversees centralized cardiac monitoring of patients.

Contact Information

Location:
Mercy Medical Center
701 10th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Ground Level

Park at the South end of the Ground Level of the 8th Street & 8th Avenue ramp.

Phone Numbers:
Cardiac Rehab:
(319) 398-6651

Labs:
(319) 221-8565

Hours:
Cardiac Rehab:
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Labs:
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday