At Mercy, patients are able to take advantage of the latest, leading-edge therapies—including new drugs, medical devices and surgical procedures.
Iowa Heart Center surgeons perform 1,200 heart operations annually – more than two thirds are coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). This is more than any other group in Iowa, and gives patients the highest level of both experience and expertise. Minimally invasive techniques are used whenever appropriate, including off-pump bypass procedures on a beating heart, and endosaphenous vein harvesting.
Common heart surgeries include: