The FDA approved the Optimizer Smart system for patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure devices such as cardiac re-synchronization therapy to restore a normal heartbeat timing pattern. The Optimizer Smart system h an implantable pulse generator, battery charger, programmer and software. The pulse generator is implanted under the skin in the upper chest area and connected to three leads implanted in the heart. Once implanted, a physician tests and programs the device to deliver electrical impulses to the heart during regular heartbeats to assist the heart’s squeezing capability.
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