FDA Device Panel Delivers Thumbs Up For Breakthrough Heart-Failure Device
A US FDA panel overwhelmingly supported a heart-failure device designed to use cardiac contractility modulation to improve heart function. The Optimizer Smart system from Impulse Dynamics is apparently the first in FDA’s Breakthrough Devices program to go before an advisory panel.
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The Optimizer Smart implantable pulse generator delivers Cardiac Contractility Modulation therapy to improve the quality of life and functional status of patients with advanced heart failure who are not indicated for cardiac resynchronization therapy. The agency granted Optimizer Smart as a Breakthrough Device because of its potential to improve outcomes for heart failure patients without other options.
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