Heart & Vascular Care
St. Luke's is Your Heart Hospital
For the life of Siouxland
At St. Luke's we know that heart attacks can happen fast. One day you are living life and the next day you might be fighting for it. In the life-changing moments that require expert medical attention, turn to St. Luke's. With 24/7 immediate heart care, St. Luke's saves lives. Combining experienced care with the latest diagnostics and treatment, St. Luke's is saving your heart so you can follow it.
St. Luke's & CVA Form a Partnership
Effective January 1, 2013, Cardiovascular Associates, P.C. (CVA) and St. Luke's announced a partnership agreement to expand and enhance cardiovascular care for Siouxland. The agreement was effective January 1, 2013.
Both St. Luke’s and CVA see closer integration of physicians and hospitals as the future of healthcare. This partnership promises benefits for all involved. For the patient, this partnership will improve coordination and focus on delivering high quality care. Through this partnership St. Luke’s and CVA will work together to enhance hospital services, operate cardiology clinics and manage outreach services. Read more.
St. Luke's & CVA Provide a Team Approach to Care
St. Luke’s approaches heart health in an integrated way, using the knowledge of several healthcare teams to offer a comprehensive set of treatments and preventive cardiology procedures. St. Luke's works closely with Cardiovascular Associates (CVA), the only cardiology group with privileges at St. Luke's, to ensure heart patients have quicker access to St. Luke's 24-hour Cath Lab.
If you have a heart attack-
Call 911 and ask to be taken to St. Luke's!
Whether it's an emergency situation or routine care, patients can count on St. Luke's as their heart hospital of choice to provide acute care.
St. Luke's is always here, always ready to care for you!
Acute, Diagnostic & Interventional Heart Care
No matter when you need it, St. Luke's is here with state-of-the-art cardiac technology, including a Cath Lab and EP Lab equipped with the latest technology available. St. Luke's staff is ready to care for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with treatment options perfect for your individual needs.
Treamtent may include non-surgical procedures like angioplasty and stents, which can open blocked arteries in a less invasive way. Some patients are referred for Electrophysiology (EP) services, which enhance a person's ability to study and treat patients with abnormal heartbeats without major surgery. And cardiac diagnostic tests like holter monitoring, echocardiograms and stress tests assess your heart health and identify cardiovascular disease. Many of these procedures are performed on a convenient, outpatient basis.
Our advanced equipment includes Doppler ultrasound and a hemodynamic monitoring system to carefully track heart functioning.
To schedule a heart screening or other diagnostic procedure call (712) 279-3257. Please note some procedures may require a physician referral.
Coronary Care Unit
While many patient procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, there are some procedures that call for added patient monitoring and care. For these patients, St. Luke's offers Siouxland's newest coronary care unit on the hospital's 6th floor. The new unit features calming artwork from the Wrede and Barbara Smith Art and Healing Project and state-of-the-art iBeds that offer extended patient comfort with music, translation and charting capabilities. In addition, the unit is staffed with healthcare professionals trained specifically in coronary care, providing expert, compassionate care for patients in critical recovery after a heart procedure. New monitoring and nurse calling systems, along with a sophisticated nurses' station, donated by Cardiovascular Associates, in memory of Dr. Tjeerdsma, are all amenities that make this unit ideal for patient recovery.
Once a patient leaves the hospital, St. Luke's is still here to care for you. The heart is our most important muscle. And like any other, it needs exercise. St. Luke's offers phase I, II and III cardiac rehab programs. With individual exercise regimes and lifestyle training in nutrition and heart health, St. Luke's cardiac rehab can not only help those recovering from heart conditions but also help prevent future problems.
Regional Outreach Care
For patient's outside the Sioux City area, St. Luke's and CVA can come to you and provide testing at the nearest local hospital. We never miss a beat when caring for patients throughout the tri-state area. On the road care is coordinated for efficiency and quality so you regularly have access to a cardiology technician. Remote services are preformed at the local hospital closest to you for patient convenience. The non-invasive studies include Echocariography, Stress Tests, Vascular Doppler Studies and Holter Monitors.
The EKG Network also offers patient convenience. EKG's are taken at your local hospital for diagnosis of abnormal rhythms and damage to heart muscle. Tests are transmitted by phoneline to St. Luke's and then interpreted promptly by a CVA physician. Routine reads are interpreted within 24-hours and reads requested on a stat basis are immediate. The EKG is then stored to St. Luke's archival system for patient security.
St. Luke's also offers vascular care, offering Sioux City's only board-certified vascular surgeon specially trained in vascular procedures to correct blood flow and problems with blood vessels. Our team specializes in aortic aneurysm repair, including minimally invasive endovascular repair. St. Luke's also offers preventive vascular procedures to help you manage your health before surgery becomes a necessity.
Strokes are our nation’s third largest cause of death, caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. By offering preventive screenings and educating Siouxland on vascular care and stroke symptoms, St. Luke’s works to help patients prevent strokes and know what to do should one occur. In the hospital, we combine the experience of our heart and vascular staff with the latest technology and rehabilitation services for improved stroke outcomes.
St. Luke's offers the latest cardiology and vascular technology to help monitor and maintain the health of your heart. We focus on preventive health screenings and procedures that can detect and repair problems before they turn into life-changing events. Let us help you fight these common diseases: