Hays, KS – HaysMed announces the successful implementation of the Optimizer Smart Mini System implant under the expertise of Dr. Kent Gleed, cardiologist at the Debakey Heart Clinic. This procedure marks a significant milestone in cardiac healthcare and enhancing patient care.
The Optimizer Smart Mini System is an advanced medical device designed to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from moderate to severe heart failure. Specifically developed for patients who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy, this innovative system helps restore the heart’s natural function and significantly reduces the debilitating symptoms associated with heart failure.
The device is implanted in a small pocket under the skin of the upper chest, along with pacemaker leads that are placed in the heart’s right ventricular septum, while the patient is under light sedation. After implantation, the physician custom-programs and activates the device for the patient.
Unlike a pacemaker or a defibrillator, the Optimizer system is designed to control the strength of contraction of the heart muscle rather than the rhythm.
The implant is an outpatient procedure, and most patients can return home soon after the implant is complete. Plus, most patients can return to everyday activities shortly after the procedure.
Dr. Kent Gleed, who performed the procedure, expressed his excitement about the potential benefits for patients. He stated, “The introduction of the Optimizer Smart Mini System at HaysMed signifies a new era in cardiac care. This cutting-edge technology offers hope to patients who have been living with the burdensome symptoms of heart failure. By optimizing cardiac function, we can enhance their quality of life and potentially reduce hospital readmissions.”
Terry Siek, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care, shared his enthusiasm for being able to provide this innovative service to patients at HaysMed. He commented, “We are thrilled to offer the Optimizer Smart Mini System implant to our patients. It aligns with our commitment to deliver exceptional healthcare and improve patient outcomes. This technology allows us to expand our cardiac treatment options, providing our patients with state-of-the-art care right here in our community.”