University of Florida Health Physician is First to Implant Regenerative Bio Envelope for Defibrillator


SILVER SPRING, MD. – A University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville physician has performed the world’s first implant of a regenerative bio envelope that protects a cardiac defibrillator implanted under the skin, a procedure that may offer better implant results and contribute toward better outcomes for patients.

“This is truly a breakthrough because this bio envelope not only physically protects the defibrillator, it also facilitates protection of the patient,” Catanzaro said. “A healthy environment is created within the implant site of the SICD, stabilizing it in a comfortable, natural fashion.”


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