Penn State Hershey 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.

Meet the Directors of the Heart and Vascular Institute

For comments or questions about the website please contact us at PSHVIweb@hmc.psu.edu

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute Live Wire

Heart to Heart Live Call-in Show on abc27
Thursday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Tune into abc27 to see stories of two local men and how they faced different types of heart disease. Viewers are encouraged to call in during the hour of open phone lines (7:00-8:00 p.m.) to ask Heart and Vascular Institute experts questions related to heart disease and treatment options. E-mail questions can also be submitted in advance of and during the program. Visit http://abc27.com/2015/01/19/heart-to-heart/  for more information and to submit e-mail questions.

Heart and Vascular Institute Web Chat on abc27.com/chat
Monday, March 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Have a question about heart disease risk factors, prevention, or treatment options? Log on to abc27.com/chat on March 9, between 1:00-2:00 p.m. to submit your questions to Michael Pfeiffer, M.D., cardiologist, with Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute.

Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Penn State Hershey Heart Failure Program Receives Joint Commission Certification
    Penn State Hershey 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 Hershey Ventricular Assist Device Receives Joint Commission Certification
    Penn State Hershey 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 Hershey 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.