Impulse Dynamics announced the first implantation of the Optimizer IVs device in China
Stuttgart, Germany – 9 January, 2015 – Impulse Dynamics announced today the first implantation of its Optimizer IVs device in China. The Optimizer IVs is a minimally invasive implantable device designed to treat Chronic Heart Failure (CHF). The device is based on novel Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) technology, and delivers non-excitatory electric pulses. The implantation took place at the Fu Wei Hospital in Beijing on 30 December 2014 by Prof. Hua Wei, Prof. Zhang Shu, and Associated Professor Fan Xiaohan.
Prof. Wei commented: “We are very pleased with the first implantation in China of the Optimizer system. Chinese patients with heart failure can now benefit from the CCM therapy that is well established in many other countries. Bringing such medical innovations to China will improve the quality of treatment for our patients and benefit our society as a whole”
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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