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TGH and USF Health first in Florida to perform breakthrough heart implant procedure

by The 100 Companies

Tampa General and USF Health achieved major medical milestones this month as the first in Florida and second in the nation to successfully replace a tricuspid valve in the heart with a minimally invasive procedure – using TricValve transcatheter bicaval implants.

This is a breakthrough treatment for patients not eligible for open heart surgery.

“The TricValve system represents a new transcatheter technology that could offer patients with symptomatic severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and heart failure an option for symptom relief and improved function,” said Dr. Hiram Grando Bezerra, a professor at USF Health and director within the TGH Heart & Vascular Institute.

– Peter Schorsch, Extensive Enterprises Media

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