Mercy first in Ohio to use innovative heart failure treatment

Press Staff Writer

        On May 4, Mercy Health — St. Vincent Medical Center announced it is among the first hospitals in the United States and the first hospital in Ohio to use the mini CCM therapy, delivered by the Optimizer system, to treat patients suffering from heart failure.
        Heart failure is a progressive condition with debilitating symptoms that can severely limit the quality of life for heart failure patients.
        Mini CCM therapy, also known as cardiac contractility modulation, is a new, FDA-approved heart failure treatment proven to improve the quality of life for patients that are no longer adequately responding to medications to manage symptoms or slow the progression of heart failure.
        The innovative therapy is the first of its kind intended to improve the contraction of the heart, allowing more oxygen-rich blood to reach the body. Mini CCM therapy offers a smaller device, longer battery life, and remote monitoring capability compared to the initial CCM device.
        The first patient treated in Toledo with a mini CCM therapy was treated by Dr. Ameer Kabour on May 2.
        “CCM therapy is a breakthrough therapy option for heart failure patients that is intended to help them feel better so they can start doing the things they love again,” said Dr. Kabour. “Medications are not always enough to help slow the progression of heart failure and improve the quality of life for these patients. CCM therapy is a breakthrough treatment option that brings hope to this patient population by improving the often-debilitating symptoms of heart failure.”      To learn more about CCM therapy, call 419-251-3232 or visit
        CCM therapy was developed by Impulse Dynamics, based in Mount Laurel, NJ. Visit the Impulse Dynamics website to learn more about the company and CCM therapy.


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