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Why Methodist?

Methodist’s board-certified specialists offer an integrated approach to care, ensuring that each patient has the information and resources necessary to manage their conditions and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. With catheterization labs in Omaha, Fremont and Council bluffs, a wide variety of technologically advanced treatment options, and an extensive outreach program, Methodist provides quality, compassionate care close to home.

Our outreach efforts extend to:

Iowa
  • Atlantic

  • Denison

  • Glenwood

  • Hamburg

  • Harlan

  • Red Oak

  • Shenandoah

Missouri
  • Fairfax

Nebraska
  • Blair
  • Osceola
  • St. Paul

As part of Methodist’s commitment to outreach and access to care, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has a critical access sponsorship with Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, Iowa, in which life-saving resources are provided to rural patients who may need a higher level of care.

Compassionate Care for Complex Diagnoses

Methodist provides comprehensive care for all stages of disease. Our specialties and services include:
  • With a focus on prevention and early detection, Methodist is committed to helping patients improve their quality of life by improving their heart health. We offer the following diagnostic testing to identify injury, disease and abnormalities:

    • Echocardiography (echo)
    • Electrocardiography (EKG)
    • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
    • Prothrombin time (pro time) testing

    When surgical treatment is necessary, our preoperative cardiac risk assessment helps ensure patient safety and the most successful outcomes possible. Our team of specialists also works collaboratively to develop the most comprehensive and personalized care plans to help prevent and manage a number of diseases and ailments, including:

    • Carotid artery disease
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Hypertension
    • Lipid disorder

    Methodist’s advanced imaging and other diagnostic techniques allow for comprehensive heart evaluation, treatment, education and guidance.

    Thanks to catheterization labs at Methodist Hospital, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Methodist Fremont Health, patients can expect the most accurate diagnoses and the safest, most effective treatments possible.

    Cardiac catheterization may be necessary to identify the following heart conditions:

    • Atherosclerosis
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Valvular heart disease

    Our interventional cardiology team specializes in a number of procedures, including:

    • Angioplasty
    • CardioMEMS™ HF System
    • Cardioversion
    • Chronic total occlusion (CTO)  and other coronary interventions
    • Stent placement

    Managing heart rhythms takes a team approach. Methodist’s electrophysiology experts use specialized testing and state-of-the-art monitoring to identify irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and educate patients on the treatment that’s right for them.

    Treatment options include the implantation, evaluation and programming of:

    • Pacemakers (including biventricular and wireless)
    • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)

    Serious, often life-threatening arrhythmias called atrial fibrillation require more advanced, innovative technology. Our skilled team offers:

    • Convergent ablation
    • Cryoablation
    • Radiofrequency catheter ablation
    • WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device

    Methodist’s Structural Heart Program focuses on repairing congenital heart defects and the wear and tear of various heart tissues and valves.

    With years of combined experience, our structural heart specialists take pride in their precise diagnostics and number of successful outcomes.

    Treatment options include:

    • Atrial septal defect (ASD) repair
    • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) repair
    • The MitraClip® procedure
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
    • Valvuloplasty and other valve procedures

Awards and Accreditations

Methodist is dedicated to creating better care, outcomes and experiences for you and those you love. We are honored to be recognized for excellence in care.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commision for Echocardiography logo
Accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Echocardiography
Intersocietal Accreditation Commision for Echocardiography logo
Accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Nuclear Cardiology
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Blue Distinction Center+ Cardiac Care logo
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus for Stroke logo
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care
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