Continued growth within Europe – Impulse Dynamics announces the first implantations of the Optimizer IVs device in the Slovenia.
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.”
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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