Berlin Heals just published the results of its first-in-human study of its C-MIC device, which was conducted in 10 NYHA Class III heart failure patients with LVEF<35%. The C-MIC is an implantable electroceutical device intended to readjust the disturbed myocardial electrical gradient that, according to Berlin Heals, occurs in heart failure patients.
In the study follow‐ups, a rapid and significant signal of efficacy (P < 0.005) was present with improvements in LVEF, left ventricular end‐diastolic diameter, left ventricular end‐systolic diameter, and distance walked. For eight patients, NYHA classification improved from Class III to Class I (for seven, as early as 14 days post‐operatively); for one, to Class II; and for one, to Class II/III. 36‐Item Short‐Form Health Survey questionnaire scores also improved highly significantly.
Berlin Heals has now initiated a randomized, controlled trial in 100 DCM patients, which will take place in Germany, Austria, Serbia, and Poland.
In addition, the FDA has granted Breakthrough Device designation for the C-MIC system
Berlin Heals website: http://berlinheals.de/