UI Heart and Vascular Center open house

University of Iowa Health Care had an open house for its new UI Heart and Vascular Center clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4800 John Pappajohn Pavilion (Elevator I, Level 4) at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The event was free and open and to the public. 

The open house included tours of the new clinic; free blood pressure and heart rate tests; demonstrations on performing CPR and using an AED (automated external defibrillator); and information about MyChart, a web-based service that gives patients online access to their medical information. Light refreshments were available.

On Sept. 18, UI Heart and Vascular Center will open the new, 30,000-square-foot clinic, which features:

  • 27 patient examination rooms with space to accommodate family members
  • Three minor procedure rooms
  • 10 echocardiography and vascular imaging suites
  • On-site cardiopulmonary exercise/stress echocardiography capabilities
  • Patient education and conference facilities
  • Same-day scheduling for clinic appointments

The new clinic will bring together all heart and vascular outpatient services into one location, notes Phillip Horwitz, MD, executive director of UI Heart and Vascular Center.

“This will make clinic appointments more convenient for patients and families and allow for greater collaboration and coordination among our clinical staff,” Horwitz says.

The telephone number for scheduling appointments at the new clinic will remain the same: 319-356-7102.

UI Heart and Vascular Center also will continue to see patients at UI Health Care’s Iowa River Landing location at 105 E. 9th St. in Coralville.