Continued Expansion for Impulse Dynamics Optimizer IVs device – First implantations in Switzerland

Stuttgart, Germany – August 6th, 2015 – Impulse Dynamics, announced today the first implantation of its Optimizer IVs device in Switzerland, continuing the global expansion of its innovative technology. The Optimizer IVs is a minimally invasive implantable device for treatment of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF). The device is based on novel Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) technology, and delivers non-excitatory electric pulses to the heart. The implantation took place in Kantonspital Freiburg by Dr. Denis Graf.

Dr. Graf commented: “I am pleased to provide the Optimizer system to our patients, and specifically to those Chronic Heart Failure patients with Narrow QRS Complex that are not adequately controlled with pharmaceutical treatment alone and do not have any other device based therapy alternatives.“

“We are very pleased to be able to add Switzerland to the list of countries that offer the CCM therapy, delivered by the Optimizer device ” said Dr. Simos Kedikoglou, CEO of Impulse Dynamics. “CCM is a technology that meets a major need globally, and we are committed to expanding its introduction through healthcare systems worldwide to benefit more patients with heart failure”.

About the Optimizer and CCM Therapy

The Optimizer IVs device delivers the CCM therapy. It has been successfully launched in Europe and is available in cardiology centers in various countries. The CCM therapy has been implanted in over 2500 patients to date and is the only device therapy available for patients with narrow QRS complex. Impulse Dynamics has completed a vast number of clinical studies, including several randomized controlled trials. The results have been published in over 60 publications in leading medical journals. The Optimizer system is limited to Investigational use only in the United States.

About Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics N.V. is focused on the development of electrical therapies for the treatment of chronic heart failure. As a global leader in cardiac medical innovation, Impulse Dynamics has operations in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information please visit

Impulse Dynamics Germany GmbH
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