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Piedmont Heart Performs First Two Tricuspid Valve Repair Procedures with the 4TECH TriCinch™ Coil System in the U.S.

Atlanta, Ga. (December 17, 2018) – Piedmont Heart Institute cardiologists Christopher Meduri, M.D., Vivek Rajagopal, M.D., and Mani Vannan, M.D., recently completed the first two implantations of the TriCinch™ Coil System in the U.S. at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, marking the initiation of a U.S. Early Feasibility Study from 4TECH Inc.

 

“We are pleased to be the first center in the U.S. to implant the TriCinch Coil System,” said Dr. Meduri, co-medical director of Piedmont’s Marcus Heart Valve Center. “Both procedures went smoothly, and the device was easy to implant.”

 

Tricuspid regurgitation is a common condition that is age-related and difficult-to-manage, in which blood “backflows” into the right atrium of the heart. Severe tricuspid regurgitation affects more than 1.6 million people in the United States and treatment options are limited.

 

The 4TECH TriCinch™ Coil System is a percutaneous direct annuloplasty device designed to reduce tricuspid regurgitation through tricuspid valve remodeling via a unique nitinol coil anchor that is tensioned by a nitinol stent in the inferior vena cava.

 

“Having a technology like the TriCinch Coil System in our structural heart toolkit allows us to treat a wide range of patients suffering from tricuspid regurgitation, who are at high risk for open heart surgery, in a safe and simple manner,” said Dr. Meduri.

 

Piedmont Heart Institute is a top destination for cardiovascular care, ranking in the top 5 percent in the country, and is the only program in Atlanta recognized with the Cardiac Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades – a mark of quality it has consistently earned for nine years. Piedmont is an international leader in cardiovascular research, enabling patient access to innovative therapies earlier and not available elsewhere.

 

The 4TECH TriCinch™ Coil System for Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair is in the early clinical phase of development and is not available for sale in any region of the world.

 

For more information about cardiovascular services at Piedmont, visit piedmont.org/heart.

 

 

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About Piedmont Heart Institute

 

Piedmont Heart Institute is a top destination for cardiovascular care, ranking in the top 5 percent in the country, and is the only program in Atlanta consistently recognized with the Cardiac Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades for the past 10 years. With a focus on more options and better outcomes, Piedmont offers leading-edge research enabling patient access to innovative therapies earlier and not available elsewhere. Piedmont’s Marcus Heart Valve Center is a national leader in transcatheter valve therapies and pioneering advances in aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve care.

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