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Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the United States. It is important to talk with your physician about your risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and creating a plan to help decrease the risk factors that you can control. If you are not sure if you are at risk for developing cardiovascular disease, take our on-line risk assessment.  

Experts Available for Educational Talks.  Presentations on a wide range of cardiovascular topics are now available through our new outreach initiative.  Whether it's a formal program awarding continuing education credit, or a more casual presentation to primary care physicians or community groups, our goal is to provide current information that is appropriate in any setting.

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Atrial Fibrillation Update – Free Community Program

October 25, 2016
6-8 p.m.
University Conference Center

Physicians from Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute will offer a free program about atrial fibrillation for the community at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25 at the University Conference Center on the Hershey Medical Center Campus. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • New treatments for patients who cannot take blood thinners;
  • Diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation; and
  • New ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation.

A light dinner will be provided during this free community program. Registration is required. Please call 717-531-3907 to register.


  • The Heart and Vascular Progressive Care Unit at Penn State Hershey Medical Center has received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Learn More >>
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  • Penn State Health Heart Failure Program Receives Joint Commission Certification
    Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute's (PSHVI) heart failure program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality from The Joint Commission. Click to learn more
  • Penn State Health Ventricular Assist Device Receives Joint Commission Certification
    Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute's (PSHVI) has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) from The Joint Commission. 

View videos to learn more about Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute services, physicians, patients, and facilities.

Current videos include CPR technique demonstration, ECMO patient interviews, and the story of the first patient in Pennsylvania to go home with a total artificial heart.