Medical Services

Heart Surgery

The entire heart surgery team at Mercy Iowa City works toward the best possible outcomes for patients. The following data, from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, compare Mercy's 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 rates of any major complications or operative mortality to national rates for three major procedures: coronary artery bypass, aortic valve replacement, and mitral valve replacement.

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Heart surgery is a major life event. Naturally, individuals facing heart surgery and their families want to know what to expect before, during and after surgery.

To see Wayne Richenbacher, MD, and Lori Fuller, PA-C, talking about this subject, visit

Read an article about Dr. Richenbacher and Lori Fuller in this Healthy Directions newsletter.

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