RON’S STORY

My story started on July 7, 2012, at 10:00 pm, when I began feeling severe chest pains, along with difficulty breathing, sweats, and vomiting. After contacting emergency services, I was brought to INOVA Fairfax Hospital and taken directly into surgery.

Date Implanted: 6/2020 | Serious Automobile Enthusiast | Father of Twin Sons

“The Optimizer device delivering CCM therapy to my heart every day
has incredibly tremendously improved the quality of my life
— just like night and day!”

“I felt no pain and only spent one night in the hospital.”

Background

When I awoke from the anesthesia, I was told that I had two blockages in my left anterior descending coronary artery. It was a heart attack that many people refer to as the “widowmaker.” One blockage was determined to be 100%, while the other was a significant 80%. Without delay, I was prescribed multiple medications to aid my condition.

More recently, in February of 2020, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure or CHF. At this point, every aspect of my life became incredibly difficult to manage. I couldn’t walk long distances, vacuum rooms in my home, carry groceries from the car — couldn’t even walk down aisles in any store. My strength was greatly reduced. I felt hopeless.

But later that year, my physician shared some new information — something that could turn my life around. It was then that I learned about the Optimizer, and I was ready to have the procedure done — anything to return me to an improved life of quality. 

Though the approval process took some time, I was quickly scheduled for my implant on June 18, 2020 — about four months or so after hearing about the Optimizer and CCM therapy. I felt no pain and only spent one night in the hospital. But the best part, only a couple of months later, was that my life changed dramatically.

Today, I can walk about two to three miles each day! I carry groceries without struggling and can walk through Costco’s long aisles without shortness of breath. The Optimizer device delivering CCM therapy to my heart every day has incredibly tremendously improved the quality of my life — just like night and day! I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have gotten a second chance at living and enjoying each day to its fullest — so much that I urge anyone considering the Optimizer to get this device immediately! I would be the first person to encourage anyone considering whether getting this device will help or not to get it immediately.

Find an Optimizer® Smart
Mini Physician Near You

The first step in finding relief from your heart failure symptoms is reaching out for help. There are physicians located throughout the United States, ready to help you feel better and live better. Hope is here; take advantage of it by finding a doctor today.