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Mercy Hospital

Heart & Vascular Center

Heart and Vascular Center at Mercy Hospital

For more information on cardiac, vascular or respiratory programs at Mercy Hospital, please call 

Comprehensive care from diagnosis to rehabilitation

Heart disease affects young and old, men and women alike. Recognizing the symptoms and getting qualified medical attention as quickly are keys to survival.

The Heart & Vascular Center at Mercy Hospital offers the expertise and technology for early detection, rapid treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease in one integrated facility.

We offer a wide variety of services to identify and minimize risk factors and maintain a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Nationally known for clinical excellence and compassionate care

Mercy Heart & Vascular Center

Mercy Heart & Vascular Center

4040 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Suite 120
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

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For more information on cardiac, vascular or respiratory programs at Mercy Hospital, please call 

Outpatient cardiovascular services

Outpatient cardiovascular services are conveniently offered by Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute at:

Cardiac diagnostic testing

The Heart & Vascular Center offers a complete range of special tests to help diagnose and treat heart problems.

Cardiac rehabilitation services

Mercy Hospital’s four-phase program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Cardiovascular catheterization labs

Physicians and staff in the cardiac catheterization labs (cath lab) at the Mercy Heart & Vascular Center perform procedures to evaluate and treat patients with heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Cardiovascular surgery

Mercy Hospital is one of the top 50 heart-bypass surgery programs in the United States. This is an achievement recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons based on excellence in clinical outcomes.

Emergency heart care

The Society of Chest Pain Centers awarded accreditation to Mercy's Emergency Department, Heart & Vascular Center and emergency medical personnel for their extensive and coordinated effort to reduce deaths from heart disease.

Respiratory services

Professionals from Respiratory Services assist physicians in diagnosing pulmonary (lung) illnesses and provide therapy, management and education to improve respiratory health.

Vascular Center

Specialists from vascular medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery and nursing provide innovative and comprehensive care at the Vascular Center at Mercy Hospital.

Other coordinated inpatient and outpatient services include:

  • Diagnostic technology —a variety of special tests help diagnose and treat heart problems
  • Nonsurgical services — procedures such as angioplasty or stent placement, may be performed to treat a blocked artery
  • Device implants — placement of a pacemaker, defibrillator or other implanted devices may be advised to treat an abnormal heartbeat
  • Surgical procedures — advanced surgical procedures are available for multiple blocked arteries or other serious heart conditions
  • Pulmonary tests — determine if you have a breathing disorder, if your current medications are appropriate for you and make appropriate changes in your current medical treatment.

Heart education and support

For more information or to register for a class, call, Allina Health Class Registration at
or visit

Mercy Hospital offers classes and support groups to help patients, families, and community members manage their risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Health screening, exercise programs, education sessions and support groups are available on a variety of topics.

If you have questions or want to learn more about the programs offered by Mercy Hospital, call Allina Health Class Registration at 1-866-904-9962, or select Classes to view available options.

Heart failure support group

This group invites patients and family members to learn about heart failure and share their challenges and experiences. All patients and family members are welcome to share their experiences and challenges. Registration is not required.

When: Call to confirm, 763-236-8024
Where: Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, MN
Cost: Free

Mended hearts support group

This group enables cardiac patients to communicate with those who have had similar experiences.

When: Third or fourth Tuesday of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Call to confirm, 763-236-8024
Where: Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, MN
Cost: Free


Low Sodium Strategies for persons with hypertension and/or heart failure. Defines levels of salt restriction, explains goals and rationale, discusses label reading and restaurant food.

Healthy Heart Nutrition for persons who are overweight and have high cholesterol. Defines low cholesterol and low saturated fat diet, shopping tips, heart healthy recipes and restaurant food. Taught by a registered dietitian.

Risk Factor Identification and Evaluation concentrates on an individual's risk factors and evaluates his/her progress in changing them.

Benefits of Exercise teaches about the benefits of types and methods of exercise, proper exercising techniques and how to gauge the right intensity of exercise.

Stress Identification and Modification identifies personal stressors and symptoms of the body's response to stress, and teaches relaxation techniques.

The American Heart Association's CPR - Friends and Family class is offered throughout the year, taught by Mercy Health Improvement Center staff.

Health improvement exercise programs at the Mercy Health Improvement Center. For more information, call 763-236-8024.

Quitting tobacco

The tobacco intervention program serves patients at Mercy Hospital and provides outpatient programs.

  • If you are at Mercy Hospital for medical reasons and are a smoker, you are given the opportunity to speak with a tobacco cessation counselor. The counselor will assist you in developing a plan to quit using tobacco products and follow up with you after discharge.

Mercy cardiologist explains heart attacks

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death among both men and women worldwide. Jeffrey Chambers, MD, from Allina Health Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute at Mercy Hospital, answers questions about heart attack symptoms. It's not just chest pain.

Partnerships with premier physician groups are key to the outstanding care provided at Mercy Heart & Vascular Center.

These physician groups are active in all areas our programs and services.

Services are also provided at a patient's primary clinic, Unity Hospital, Elk Ridge Health Center and coordinated with other care facilities.

For more on cardiac, vascular or respiratory programs at Mercy Hospital, please call 

For more on cardiac, vascular or respiratory programs at Mercy Hospital, please call 

Young and alive again

Jim Brunelle

Jim Brunelle was 57 when he underwent a quadruple bypass surgery for blockages in his heart.

Shocked by specialized cardiac care

Garry Frankel

Garry Frankel, a 55 year-old photographer from Winnipeg, Canada, was visiting Minnesota for an international youth soccer tournament when on July 19, 2009, he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in his motel room. His wife woke up at 1 a.m.

Time is muscle

Steve Q. was a previously healthy 49-year-old man when he got out of bed to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and then suddenly collapsed without warning. His wife awoke from sleep to find him unconscious.

Moving to a steady beat

Joan Vasseur was a 54-year-old busy career woman when she started to experience atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that affects 2.3 million Americans each year. Each time she had atrial fibrillation she experienced fluttering in her chest.