Stuttgart, Germany, March 2016 Impulse Dynamics announced the first two implantations of its Optimizer IVs device in Slovenia. The Optimizer IVs is a minimally invasive implantable device designed to treat Chronic Heart Failure (CHF). The device is based on the innovative Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) technology, which delivers non-excitatory electric pulses to the heart.
The implantations took place at the Ljubljana University Medical Center, which is the largest hospital center in Slovenia. The operations were performed by Prof. Igor Zupan, MD, Head of the Department for Cardiac Pacing, on December 02, 2015, and March 30, 2016 respectively.
„We are very pleased to be able to provide the CCM therapy, delivered by the Optimizer device, to patients in Slovenia,“ commented Dr. Simos Kedikoglou, CEO of Impulse Dynamics,“CCM technology meets a major need globally, and we are committed to demonstrating the value of CCM therapy to healthcare systems worldwide to benefit more patients with heart failure.“
Prof. Zupan commented: „I am pleased that we can now offer the Optimizer system to our heart failure patients with narrow QRS complex that are not adequately controlled with pharmaceutical treatment alone, for whom there has been thus far no device-based alternatives.“
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.
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 www.impulse-dynamics.com
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