UPMC Central Pennsylvania

Since performing the region’s first open heart surgery in 1956, the cardiovascular specialists at UPMC Central Pennsylvania have been improving and saving patients’ lives. Today, the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Central Pennsylvania offers nationally recognized cardiovascular care in southcentral Pennsylvania. 

 

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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 Central Pennsylvania. 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 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 transcatheter technology
  • Excellent outcomes recognized at the state and national level

Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

UPMC Central Pennsylvania 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

Furman was told by two hospitals that there was no hope to help him – and sent him home to die. That’s when his youngest son suggested getting another opinion at UPMC Central Pennsylvania. The ... Read more.

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 Regina at (717) 297-6614

Regina Hollister

Hi, my name is Regina Hollister and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for UPMC Central Pennsylvania.

I have more than 24 years of experience in cardiothoracic intensive care nursing. In my role as the valve clinic and structural heart manager, I oversee patient care for the structural heart program at UPMC Central Pennsylvania, streamlining heart valve care for our patients. I received my nursing degree from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

I look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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