Cardiac Contractility Modulation
in Daytona Beach, FL
What is a Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM)?
Cardiac Contractility Modulation is a therapy which is intended for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe heart failure (NYHA class II–IV) with symptoms despite optimal medical therapy who can benefit from an improvement in cardiac output. The short- and long-term use of this therapy enhances the strength of ventricular contraction and therefore the heart's pumping capacity by modulating (adjusting) the myocardial contractility. This is provided by a pacemaker-like device that applies non-excitatory electrical signals adjusted to and synchronized with the electrical action in the cardiac cycle
The Optimizer® Smart System, which delivers CCM™ therapy, is indicated to improve 6-minute hall walk distance, quality of life and functional status of NYHA Class III heart failure patients who remain symptomatic despite guideline directed medical therapy, who are in normal sinus rhythm, are not indicated for CRT, and have an LVEF ranging from 25% to 45%.
The Optimizer® Smart system delivers non-excitatory CCM™ signals to the heart and has no pacemaker or ICD functions.