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Heart and Vascular Institute (Cardiology)

Penn State specialists are leading research and clinical trials to improve knowledge, care and treatment options for heart and vascular conditions, including:

  • Interventional, observational and registry clinical trials
  • Grant-funded and sponsored trials
  • Investigator-initiated trials
  • Drug studies from phase 1b-4
  • Device studies including first-in-human, pilot, pivotal and post-approval studies
  • Research in inpatient and outpatient settings

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Research Leadership

Gerald Naccarelli, MD, is Vice Chair of Research.

Read more about Dr. Naccarelli here.

Research Highlights

Research in Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute includes the following areas:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Mechanical heart assist devices
  • Interventional treatment
  • Cardiovascular interventional radiology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Structural heart devices

Contact the Department

To speak to someone about heart and vascular research, call 717-531-5967 or email