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Mercy College Training Center

American Heart Association Courses

Despite decades of declining death rates, heart disease and stroke remain the first and third leading causes of death for men and women both in Iowa and the United States.

In 2007, of the 27,126 total deaths in Iowa, 9,200 deaths (33.9%) were due to major cardiovascular disease. Of those, 6,843 deaths were attributed to heart disease and 1,680 from stroke, which accounts for 31.4% of the total deaths. (Heart Disease and Stroke in Iowa, Burden Report 2009 Iowa Department of Public Health prepared by Yumei Sun, PhD Epidemiologist

There are approximately 3500 Community Training Centers in the country. Mercy College of Health Sciences is one of the centers.

Our goal is to increase the outreach of the American Heart Association and Mercy College of Health Sciences throughout the community. We provide quality education training programs designed to promote wellness and save lives while meeting the needs of the community and industry.

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Kerry McGuire

Training Center Secretary
(515) 643-7491
Fax (515) 643-7492

Mercy College of Health Sciences Training Center
207 Crocker Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.