Heart failure device Optimizer Smart gets FDA approval

March 22, 2019

The new system is designed to improve walking distance, quality of life and functional status of patients that are incompatible with other treatments such as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, which coordinates the function of the left and right ventricles.

Consisting of an implantable pulse generator, a battery charger, a programmer and software, Optimizer Smart provides cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) therapy, which delivers electrical pulses during the absolute refractory period of the cardiac cycle to improve systolic contraction.