UPMC Harrisburg

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute provides nationally acclaimed cardiovascular and thoracic care right here in Central Pennsylvania. Our combined experience, leading edge technology and collaborative approach allow us to provide patients with access to the most advanced treatment options, including a range of clinical trials


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Focus On The Patient

Putting the needs of our patients first has been the cornerstone of the structural heart program at UPMC. From personalized contact with our dedicated nurse coordinator to our commitment to providing the least invasive treatments available, our goal is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care for our patients.

The structural heart program at UPMC in Central Pennsylvania offers our patients:

  • Rapid evaluation and treatment 
  • Personalized care with insight from a team of experts, including Cardiovascular imaging specialists, structural interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and nurses
  • Dedicated valve clinic nurse coordinator to answer your questions
  • Coordination of procedures, tests, screenings and specialist appointments with your convenience in mind
  • Access to the latest advances in cardiovascular care: Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved therapies, new devices available through clinical research trials, comprehensive management of heart valve disorders from diagnosis through treatment
  • Extensive experience with the full range of transcatheter technology for the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves
  • Excellent outcomes recognized at the state and national level

Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

UPMC Harrisburg has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

Nancy has had high blood pressure for years and has been following with a cardiologist to monitor her heart. Her cardiologist told Nancy that she now had aortic stenosis that needed treatment or she was more ... Read more.

Have A Question? Call Santina at (717) 297-6614

Santina Sperling

Hi, my name is Santina Sperling and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for UPMC Harrisburg.

I have 16 years of experience in cardiac care. In my role as the valve clinic coordinator, I facilitate care with a team of physicians, advanced practice providers and schedulers for individuals with heart valve and structural heart problems.

I look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you, or your family, may have!

Best regards,

Santina Sperling
(717) 297-6614... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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