MercyOne expands cardiology care to Floyd County

(ABC 6 News) – MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center announced they are expanding cardiology care to residents of Floyd County.

Dr. Tarec Elajami, cardiologist with MercyOne North Iowa Heart Center in Mason City, said he has been seeing patients at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City and looks forward to seeing more patients thanks to the expansion. “I enjoy my visits to Charles City because patients are very kind, and I feel a strong sense of community, There is a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the area, and I aim to provide excellent cardiovascular care.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular diseases cause 1 in 3 deaths, or more than 859,000 people each year, in the United States. The leading risk factors for heart disease and stroke are:

  • High blood pressure
  • High low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Physical inactivity

MercyOne recommends people taking a Heart Health Risk Assessment (HRA) to get insight into one’s heart health and the likelihood of developing heart disease in the future.

In addition to in-person care, MercyOne North Iowa Heart Center also offers virtual visits. To learn more, CLICK HERE.