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Device Tested for Heart Failure

Dr. Patrick Cambier, an interventional cardiologist with Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater, is one of the investigators in a clinical trial that tests an experimental therapy for congestive heart failure. 

As the Tampa Bay Times reports, the Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device is threaded through a puncture in the groin and up through a blood vessel to the left ventricle of the heart, then opens like an upside-down umbrella. Of the 15 sites for the clinical trial, Morton Plant is the only one in Florida.