Greetings from Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute! I am pleased to share with you our inaugural issue of the Cardio Report. Our Institute comprises more than forty specialists in general cardiology, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease, interventional services, cardiothoracic surgery, heart failure, vascular surgery, and mechanical circulatory support. We are excited to share with you, our peers, the ways Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute is moving the field forward.
Our team is dedicated to better understanding and treating congestive heart failure, as we focus on our core mission to care for patients with impaired heart and blood vessels. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes cardiologists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists meeting weekly to streamline, standardize, and improve patient care. At Penn State Hershey, we treat patients with the most severe heart and vascular conditions and offer a multi-disciplinary approach to care, which makes the Institute unique.
Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute is recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) with the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus award for heart failure treatment. The Joint Commission has also granted advanced certification for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program, and recognized the heart failure program, including heart transplantation. Continue reading