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Services and procedures

  • 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 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