Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) is a unique and innovative method for treating patients with moderate-to-severe Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) that are symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy. CCM signals are unique electrical pulses delivered by the Optimizer IVs implantable device during a special period of the heart cycle (the absolute refractory period or the period just after the heart’s excitation). Research has shown that CCM signals significantly improve the heart’s contractility by modifying the function and expression of certain proteins in the heart muscle and, through that, the function of the heart. In fact, CCM is the only treatment that actually trains the heart.
Clinical trials have shown that chronic CCM treatment is safe and significantly improves exercise tolerance and quality of life in symptomatic heart failure patients with normal QRS duration.
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- July 2013 Amsterdam Aug 31 – Sept 04 2013 – Welcome at the ESC Congress!
- June 2013 Impulse Dynamics notes great interest in the new OPTIMIZER™ IVs system at the EUROPACE Congress in Athens
- May 2013 The OPTIMIZER™ IVs device was presented to an international audience during the 2013 Heart Failure Congress in Lisboa
- April 2013 The new OPTIMIZER™ IVs device was presented to the German public during the DGK Spring Conference in Mannheim