Featured from left: Dr. Ureña, Dr. Paniagua, Dr. Fish
On November 29, 2012, Dr. Pedro Ureña, the director of the Cardiovascular Department at the Center of advanced medicine (CEDIMAT) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, successfully completed the first clinical use of the Colibri 14 Fr pre-packaged, ready-to-use Colibri TAVI System. The Colibri aortic heart valve was implanted in a female patient with extensive calcification of her aortic valve under a Humanitarian Mission as approved by CEDIMAT’s Assistance Ethics Committee (AEC). Dr. David Paniagua and Dr. R. David Fish, Colibri’s scientific founders, assisted in the procedure.
“The fact the [Colibri] valve arrived ready to use, crimped and mounted on the delivery catheter greatly reduced our preparation time, an important convenience when performing a procedure as complex as a TAVI procedure”.
Dr. Pedro Ureña
Echocardiographic outcomes through 6 months post procedure: