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Heart and Vascular Center earns Gold Seal for VAD therapy

University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its ventricular assist device destination therapy program.

82 year old is first in Iowa to receive third-generation heart device

Using a recently approved update to a device called a MitraClip, surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center repaired the heart of an 82 year old who was a poor candidate for traditional repair of a leaky mitral valve.

First in Iowa to implant third-generation heart device

heart patient in clinic with doctor
Using a recently approved update to a device called a MitraClip, surgeons at University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center repaired the heart of an 82 year old who was a poor candidate for traditional repair of a leaky mitral valve.

Family advocates for lawn mower safety after accident

On Aug. 30, 2017, life changed for Ryan Manahl and his family (Cedar Falls, IA) when his 3-year-old son, Tate, was accidentally run over with a lawn mower. “I tried to keep him calm but I kept thinking the worst – ‘Is this really it? Is my son going to die in my arms right now and he hasn’t even started to live his life?’”

Giving Kiersten hip care to keep an active life

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“I told Dr. Willey I had a goal to get back to dance, do track, and play softball. He was great to me. He told me if I followed his orders, I would get back and do those.”

New care area offers psychiatric patients an alternative to ER

Medical team in clinical setting
When the Crisis Stabilization Unit opens Oct. 15, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics teams will begin evaluating and treating psychiatric emergency patients in a comfortable, home-like setting rather than in the busy emergency room.

Pulmonary rehabilitation earns certification and national recognition

Certification ribbon
Recent certification recognizes the UI pulmonary rehabilitation program as a national leader in providing therapy for patients with lung disease.

UI Sports Medicine on Cyclo-cross World Cup Stage

Cyclo-cross competitor carrying bike over obstacle
UI Sports Medicine, the same team that provides care for the Iowa Hawkeyes, serves as the official medical provider for this weekend’s Jingle Cross Cyclo-cross Festival.

Join us for a breast health seminar, Oct. 3

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Sign up now for this evening event in Coralville. Have your questions answered by UI Health Care’s breast health experts.

Shilo’s thyroid cancer surgery story

Shilo Dahlgren as an inpatient
"I just knew in my heart this was where I was supposed to be by the way she explained things and reassured me."

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