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Jupiter Medical Center Is First in South Florida to Treat Heart Failure Patients Using Breakthrough CCM Therapy

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Innovative minimally-invasive therapy is proven to help people with heart failure feel better

[Jupiter, FL], June 14, 2021 – Jupiter Medical Center today announced it is among the first hospitals in the United States and the only hospital in South Florida to use, CCMTM 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.

CCM therapy, also known as cardiac contractility modulation, is a new, FDA-approved heart failure treatment proven to improve 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. CCM therapy delivers precisely timed electrical pulses to the heart that are intended to improve the heart’s ability to contract and can be used in conjunction with medications and other heart failure therapies.

Simie Platt, MD, Board Certified, Fellowship Trained, Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist, performed the procedure. “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. Platt. “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 treatment option that brings hope to these patients by improving the often-debilitating symptoms of heart failure.”

Heart failure affects an estimated 6.5 million Americans. Heart failure patients experience debilitating symptoms, including breathlessness, fatigue, confusion and swelling in the legs that make everyday activities challenging and significantly diminish their quality of life. Today, most heart failure patients are prescribed medications intended to slow the progression of the disease and manage their symptoms. As the condition progresses, these treatments lose their effectiveness and the quality of life for heart failure patients will continue to decline.

CCM therapy may be an appropriate option for up to 70-percent of NYHA Class III (a classification of heart symptoms) heart failure patients who continue to experience symptoms despite taking the optimal heart failure medications for their condition.

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CCM therapy was developed by Impulse Dynamics, based in Mount Laurel, NJ. Visit www.Impulse-Dynamics.Com to learn more about the company.

Jupiter Medical Center

Rated number one in the region for quality, safety and patient experience, Jupiter Medical Center is the leading destination for world-class healthcare in Palm Beach County and across the Treasure Coast. Jupiter Medical Center’s state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology enable its award-winning physicians to provide a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services and specialty centers of excellence including orthopedics and spine care, comprehensive cancer care, cardiac and vascular care, neurosciences, maternity care, Level II neonatal care, pediatrics, emergency care, diagnostic imaging, concierge services and urgent care. For more information about Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2200 or visit