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Heart and Vascular Institute – Patient Education and Resources

Heart and Vascular Institute – Patient Education and Resources

Learn more about your heart and condition and find resources that can help you cope.

Make an appointment

To schedule an appointment at any Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute location, please call


Support groups

Heart transplant support group

Hershey Hearts is a peer support group for heart transplant recipients, patients waiting for a heart transplant, their families and caregivers. The group will be facilitated by Eric Popjes, MD. The format of the group will be flexible to meet your expressed needs.

Each session features a guest speaker and is followed by time for group members to share experiences, questions and offer support.

For future dates and topics, please contact the Cardiac Transplant Office at 717-531-7459 or email Wendy Giulivo at

LVAD support group and events

This is a support group to offered to patients with LVAD’s and their families and caregivers. Join us for the following sessions.

  • LVAD Support Group Meeting – September 1, 2017 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • LVAD Support Group Meeting – November 17, 2017 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


University Conference Center, Room 302A
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

For registration or more information, please contact Wendy Giulivo at 717-531-7459 or


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