Mississippi’s first patient to receive the heart Optimizer® Smart device
Recent Optimizer patient William talks about how the Optimizer has helped improve his quality of life and how easy the procedure and recovery were. The Optimizer® Smart is designed for those suffering from heart failure to increase the strength of your heart’s contractions. The therapy you’ll receive may diminish the symptoms of heart failure, allowing you to take your life back. Walking, climbing steps, and playing with your kids or grandkids could become easier due to the reduction in the need to rest after performing simple activities.
Already, he’s enjoying solid improvements in his overall health: better blood pressure, fewer medications, better mobility; plus, simple acts of daily functioning that are now much easier.
“I can stand and walk for a longer period of time without having to take several breaks and sit down. I can actually tie my own shoes. I just feel better about myself.”
What Is Optimizer® Smart?
The Optimizer® Smart is a minimally invasive implantable device that delivers precisely timed electrical pulses to the heart cells during a special period of the beating cycle (called the absolute refractory period, or the period just after the heart contracts). In doing so, it strengthens and helps the heart contract more forcibly, thereby delivering more blood and oxygen to the body. Studies have shown CCM® therapy to improve 6-minute hall walk distance, quality of life, and functional status among patients who are candidates for the device.
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