The Penn State Health Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

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Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute is a leader in providing advanced, coordinated care for cardiovascular disease in the region. We’re home to the region’s only heart transplant center.

We combine advanced expertise, sophisticated technology and the latest proven treatments to offer complete care for heart and vascular conditions — from prevention and wellness services to emergency treatment for heart attacks and minimally invasive therapies. We’re often the first facility in the area to offer innovative approaches.

Whether you want to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease or need immediate treatment, you can count on complete care and personal attention from a team that’s known for its expertise.

Complete Care for a Full Range of Cardiovascular Conditions

Our cardiovascular specialists are leaders in their field — many recognized among the Best Doctors in America. We treat a full spectrum of heart and vascular disease, from heart arrhythmias and valve problems to heart failure, peripheral artery disease, high blood pressure and more. Our pediatric cardiovascular specialists offer complete care for children with heart disease.

We use the latest approaches to find heart and vascular disease and develop treatment based on your needs. Our doctors specialize in minimally invasive, traditional and hybrid (combines minimally invasive and open surgery approaches) procedures. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Program helps you recover from cardiovascular disease and learn how to eat better, exercise and maintain good health for life.

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Experts in Cardiovascular Care

Every team member is experienced and committed to caring for you and your family before, during and after treatment. 

Why Choose Penn State Health for Care

Families from across the region come to us to get advanced cardiovascular care and services.

Nationally Recognized Cardiovascular Care

Penn State Health offers a level of expertise and breadth of services you won’t find anywhere else nearby. You can count on leading-edge care from an experienced team. We’re recognized for:

  • Advanced approaches to treat valve disease, including TAVR and MitraClip®, and WATCHMAN™ device implantation for atrial fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia care, earning Cardiac Rhythm Designation from Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOC)
  • Cardiac care, designated as a Highmark Blue Distinction Center+
  • Heart failure care and in implanting left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) by The Joint Commission
  • Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, listed among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Expert, Team-Based Care Designed for You

We bring together a team of experts to ensure you receive complete care and individual attention. Our cardiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular nurses, imaging technologists, rehabilitation therapists and nutritionists work as a team to find, treat and enhance recovery of heart and vascular disease.

You can count on expert medical care, but you can also expect to get smart about your cardiovascular health. We make sure you have the knowledge, support and resources you need to feel better and stay healthy.

Cardiovascular Disease Research and Clinical Trials

Our cardiovascular specialists are committed to preventing heart and vascular disease and finding better treatments. Our researchers are focusing on arrhythmias and heart failure, heart devices, minimally invasive approaches, vascular surgery and more. Find out if a cardiovascular clinical trial is right for you.

Support Groups

Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.

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Convenient Locations

Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

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