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
CCM is the brand name for Cardiac Contractility Modulation, the non-excitatory electrical pulses delivered by the implantable Optimizer device during the absolute refractory period of the heart’s cardiac cycle to improve systolic contraction of the heart. The Optimizer System has been implanted in over 4,000 patients and is currently available in the US, Europe, China, Brazil, India, and more than 40 other countries around the world. Impulse Dynamics has completed numerous clinical studies, including several randomized controlled trials, and the results have been published in over 80 articles appearing in leading medical journals.
About Impulse Dynamics
Impulse Dynamics is a medical device company dedicated to transforming the treatment of chronic heart failure. With global headquarters in Mount Laurel, N.J., the company has additional offices in; Stuttgart, Germany, Orangeburg, N.Y. and Curacao For more information please visit www.impulse-dynamics.com.
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