Medical Services

Heart and Vascular Care



Mercy Heart Care accolades:
  • Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital
  • Get With the Guidelines—Stroke, a program created by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to help hospitals consistently follow the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for treating stroke patients. 
  • Designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission 
  • Blue Distinction Center for heart care more info
  • American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Check out this new resource from the American Heart Association about understanding and managing high blood pressure.

Iowa Heart Center - Iowa City

Cardiac Catheterization

  • State-of-the-art facility and equipment 
  • Latest innovations in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, and rotational atherectomy
  • Advanced interventional radiology techniques include diagnosis and intervention for arterial occlusive disease, embolism, cardiovascular aorta repair, and more.

Emergency Care

  • Mercy Emergency Department is an integral part of heart and vascular care
  • Staffed 24 hours a day by doctors and registered nurses
  • Protocol" for caring for a chest pain patient is faster than the national average

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Offered in three phases to heart patients, with individuals progressing through the phases as their health improves. 
  • Includes exercise (monitored as needed) and education. Education topics such as diet, risk factors, and lifestyle changes are covered.