Last week we performed the first human implant of the new OPTIMIZER Smart IPG intended for the treatment of Chronic Heart failure in patients that are symptomatic despite appropriate medical treatment.
The first implant of the Optimizer Smart was performed by Dr. Markus Reinartz (left in picture above) at the Herz-Jesu Hospital in Dernbach, Germany. The device’s new, two-lead configuration enables an easier and faster implantation procedure.
• The OPTIMIZER Smart System is not currently available in the US. The OPTIMIZER IVs System is currently an Investigational Device in the US.
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