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Heart Care Services

Expert Heart Care at CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute

As one of the nation’s highest-quality, award-winning heart programs, CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute has provided advanced cardiology expertise to the region for 25+ years. Our specialists and subspecialists stay on the forefront of cardiovascular care to ensure the very latest treatments are available to you and your patients.

  • More than 70 cardiology specialists and subspecialists
  • Acute services at all 14 CHI Health hospitals
  • Outpatient services at more than 35 outreach locations across Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.

Whether it’s the latest recommendations for disease prevention or a breakthrough treatment, our heart program is always moving forward for you and your health.

Our Cardiology Services

A Cardiologist is a physician that has undergone cardiovascular disease fellowship training and can treat disorders of the heart. CHI Health is home to highly skilled cardiologists that provide high-quality patient-centered care for your heart. With Heart Institute locations across the state, it's easy to find a heart doctor near you. 

Our general cardiology services at the CHI Health Heart Institute include preventive cardiology, sophisticated diagnostic and treatment services and referral to specialized cardiologists. General cardiologists work with the cardiovascular sub-specialists (experts who deal with a particular area of the heart) to offer the best treatment options for each person, no matter what heart disorder you may have.

Electrophysiology (EP), or heart rhythm management, is the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the abnormalities (arrhythmias) of the electrical conduction of the heart. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatments these abnormalities. The electrophysiologists at the CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute specialize in treating arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia and many others with the latest technology, procedures and devices. They work collaboratively with our general cardiologists and interventional cardiologists as well as cardiovascular surgeons to provide high-quality patient centered care for a wide variety of conditions including atrial fibrillation.


  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome


  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Device Interrogation
  • Electrical Cardioversion
  • Monitoring
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Pacemaker Implantation

The Structural Heart Program is a collaborative effort involving interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from the CHI Health Heart & Vascular Institute working together to provide innovative heart treatment solutions and the best possible outcomes for our patients with even the most complex structural heart diseases.


  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion
  • HCM (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Septal Defects
  • Valve Leaks (Paravalvular)

Treatments & Procedures

  • Alcohol Septal Ablation
  • Angioplasty and Coronary Stenting
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Repair
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • VAD/LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device)
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation Treatment
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Repair
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

Your vascular system is a complex expressway of veins and arteries in your body. Vascular surgery may be needed when blocked or hardened arteries lead to vascular disease. Vascular disease can lead to serious side effects such as a stroke. Millions of Americans are unaware that they are at risk of a disability or premature death due to vascular disease. Some vascular disease sufferers experience symptoms such as pain when walking while half affected experience no symptoms at all.

Individuals 55 years of age or older with cardiovascular risk factors such as a history of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, or known cardiovascular disease may benefit from preventive screening for vascular disease.

CHI Health’s vascular program offers a range of preventive screenings and vascular surgery options with providers that are experienced in vascular procedures.

CHI Health Cardiac Rehabilitation is a specialized exercise program that enables heart patients and high risk individuals to achieve and maintain optimal states of health. This program is for the individual with coronary artery disease who has been treated medically or surgically.

The program is designed to provide progressive exercise and education with medical supervision. Cardiac Rehabilitation’s primary goal is to enable the individual to achieve a personal level of optimal physical and psychological health.


Participation is dependent on physician referral. Each patient's physician receives monthly progress reports. Physicians are also informed any time a change in condition is noted.

Insurance Coverage

Most major insurance companies, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, cover all or part of the cost for participants who qualify. Because all policies vary, patients are encouraged to check with their insurance company for specific coverage.

Program Phases

Cardiac Rehabilitation occurs in two phases, accommodating the needs of all patients experiencing heart problems at any level.

Phase 1: Inpatient Program

Phase 1 is designed for hospitalized individuals who have experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or other heart problems. This phase includes light exercise for the participant, as well as education for both the patient and family.

Phase 2: Outpatient Program

Phase 2 is a 12-week program generally beginning after discharge from the hospital or when safely determined by a doctor. This consists of structured, individualized exercise to increase endurance early in recovery as well as education to assist he patient in making life style changes. Heart rate, heart rhythm and blood pressure are constantly monitored by a registered nurse. The program includes exercise sessions three times a week for about an hour. Sessions involve a warm up period, aerobic type exercise (performed on a treadmill, bicycle and arm ergometer) and end with a cool down period.

Sessions are conducted at the hospital, offering the opportunity to safely and confidently increase individual activity levels through the structure and guidance of a trained personal cardiac rehabilitation professional. Cardiac Rehabilitation is offered at most CHI Health hospitals in metro Omaha and Papillion in Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Corning and Missouri Valley, in Iowa. 

If you’re experiencing heart failure symptoms (such as difficulty breathing, fatigue or swelling of your legs), time is on your mind. It’s on ours, too. Nearly 4 decades of innovation have resulted in proven therapies for heart failure, which affects one in five adults age 50 and older over their lifetime.

The good news? Early diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle changes can mean a second chance for a longer, more fulfilling life. CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute's comprehensive heart failure program and team of experts offer highly specialized, proven treatments to help patients with heart failure get back to the life they love.

Heart Failure Program Highlights

  • Guidelines Directed Medical Therapy Clinic
  • Advanced Heart Failure Clinic
  • Inherited Cardiomyopathies Clinic
  • Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Clinic
  • Inflammatory Cardiomyopathies Clinic
  • Remote Hemodynamic Monitoring Clinic
  • Outpatient Diuretic Infusion Clinic
  • Cardio-Oncology Clinic

Our CHI Health Heart Institute Locations

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Columbus)

4508 38th St, Ste 157 | Columbus, NE 68601

(402) 564-7756

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Mercy Council Bluffs)

800 Mercy Dr | Council Bluffs, IA 51503

(402) 398-5880


CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute Heart Failure Clinic (Mercy Council Bluffs)

800 Mercy Dr | Council Bluffs, IA 51503

(402) 398-5544

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Grand Island)

3515 Richmond Cir | Grand Island, NE 68803

(308) 381-8636

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Hastings)

715 N Kansas Ave, Ste 200 | Hastings, NE 68901

(402) 461-5064

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Kearney)

3219 Central Ave, Ste 201 | Kearney, NE 68847

(308) 865-7271

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Lincoln - Nebraska Heart)

7440 S 91st Street | Lincoln, NE 68526

(402) 328-3998

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (North Platte)

102 McNeel Ln, Ste 1 | North Platte, NE 69101

(308) 532-5522

CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (CUMC - Bergan Mercy)

7500 Mercy Rd | Omaha, NE 68124

(402) 398-5880


CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute Heart Failure Clinic (CUMC - Bergan Mercy)

7500 Mercy Rd | Omaha, NE 68124

(402) 398-5544


CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Lakeside)

16909 Lakeside Hills Ct, Medical Office Building One Ste 101 | Omaha, NE 68130

(402) 398-5880


CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (University Campus)

2412 Cuming St, Ste 200 | Omaha, NE 68131

(402) 398-5880


CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Immanuel)

6901 N 72nd St, Ste 3330 | Omaha, NE 68122

(402) 398-5880


CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute (Midlands)

11111 S 84th St, Ste 2119 | Papillion, NE 68046

(402) 398-5880

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