The OPTIMIZER Smart Post-Approval Study is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, single arm open label study of 620 subjects receiving an OPTIMIZER implant as standard of care. Patients to be included will have NYHA functional class III symptoms and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 25-45%



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Patient provides written authorization and/or consent per institution and geographical requirements 2. Male or non-pregnant female, aged 18 or older 3. Left ventricular ejection fraction of 25-45% (inclusive, per site assessment) 4. NYHA Class III heart failure symptoms 5. Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures and availability for the duration of the study 6. Patient has been treated with guideline-directed medical therapy

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Primary heart failure due to uncorrected mitral valve disease, or mitral valve repair or clip within 90 days of implant 2. IV inotropes, hemofiltration, or any form of positive inotropic support within 30 days prior to implant 3. Myocardial infarction within 90 days prior to implant 4. Undergone a CABG procedure within 90 days or a PTCA procedure within 30 days of implant 5. Prior heart transplant or ventricular assist device 6. Mechanical tricuspid valve 7. Receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) or has a Class I indication for CRT implantation according to the ACCF/AHA/HRS guidelines for device-based therapy 8. Participating in a cardiac investigational study at the same time 9. Patient is in a vulnerable population (such as significant mental disability, prisoner) that in the judgement of the PI impedes ability to provide informed consent.

Study Design

Study Type
Observational [Patient Registry]
Observational Model
Time Perspective

Recruiting Locations

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science and nearby locations

University of Kentucky - Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Clinical Research
Lexington, Kentucky 40536
Stephanie Morris

More Details

Impulse Dynamics

Study Contact

Jozef Murar

Detailed Description

The Impulse Dynamics OPTIMIZER Smart Pre-Market Application (PMA) clinical data confirmed that CCM therapy delivered with the Optimizer meaningfully improved health outcomes in patients with NYHA class III heart failure symptoms and left ventricular ejection fraction of 25-45%. CCM has shown significant improvements in quality of life measures, with an average improvement of >11 points in MLHWFQ incremental to the improvement of a randomized control group with no device. Six minute hall walk and functional class also showed improvements in the PMA data. The post-approval study (PAS) protocol has been designed to evaluate long term safety and efficacy of the OPTIMIZER Smart in a real-world setting.


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