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      Mercy St. Anne to add cardiac services

      <p>Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.</p>

      Mercy Medical is looking to improve its cardiac services at St. Anne's Hospital in west Toledo.

      The hospital system is pumping a $3.7 million in to St. Anne's to offer a full service cardiovascular program.

      Expanded services will include heart catheterization, coronary angioplasty, and stenting, and open heart surgery.

      CEO Brad Bertke of Mercy St. Anne said this improvement is a high priority for the hospital that will benefit residents in Lucas County.

      "Cardio vascular disease is a very common, chronic condition. It's the number one killer of folks in Toledo, so providing access to these services is critically important, " said Bertke.

      Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.