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Pepin Heart Check Presentation

Today, dozens arrived at Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute for a special check presentation. The gift was facilitated by the Pepin Family Foundation. Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute received a $20,000 gift from Constellation Brands to purchase a new ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis machine, a state-of-the-art device that breaks up life-threatening blood clots by combining clot-dissolving medication and ultrasonic waves.

"As a not-for-profit hospital, we are sincerely appreciative when our community steps up with support to allow us to deliver the highest level of care to our patients," said Jan Berry, Executive Director of the Florida Hospital Tampa Foundation.

Ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis is used for patients who have a pulmonary embolism, or a blood clot in their lungs. The device, an EkoSonic is the only device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of pulmonary embolism.

"Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute is one of the most advanced specialty digital hospitals in the Southeast and has emerged as a leader in cardiovascular care," said Tom Pepin, President & CEO of Pepin Distributing.