New Heart Failure Device to be Studied
November 2006 - Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are part of a multinational clinical trial evaluating the Optimizer System, a unique implantable device designed to treat a larger number of patients with heart failure.
UT Southwestern is one of the top enrolling centers of the 50 sites in the U.S.
The Optimizer System is an implantable pulse generator that delivers electrical impulses to the heart for treatment of moderate to severe heart failure. Unlike other heart failure devices, the Optimizer works by strengthening the pumping force of the heart. The Optimizer System modulates the strength of the heart's contractions rather than controls its rhythm.