The C-Pulse System
Every Pulse. Every Day.
The C-Pulse Heart Assist System leverages the concept of counterpulsation in an innovative way. Through its extra-vascular design, patients do not require device related anti-coagulation. The position of the cuff, on the ascending aorta, provides a unique opportunity to reduce afterload of the heart. For patients with Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure, the C-Pulse system can provide a chronic treatment alternative that assists the heart.
Unlike other technologies that replace the heart’s function and require constant use, the C-Pulse system is designed to assist the current heart function by increasing coronary blood flow, decreasing cardiac afterload, and improving cardiac function. The C-Pulse is non-obligatory, meaning patients can disconnect from the system for short periods of time to address personal hygiene needs. C-Pulse therapy is designed to reduce overall heart failure symptoms, improve quality of life, and reduce re-hospitalizations.
C-Pulse Patient Profile
- Class 3 heart failure and Ambulatory Class 4 heart failure
- Patients who are not responding well to optimal medical therapy
- Patients who are severely limited in their daily activity
Heart Failure Treatment Gap
COUNTER HF™ Heart Failure Clinical Study
C-Pulse Heart Assist System is currently being studied through a pivotal clinical study being conducted in the United States:
COUNTER HF heart failure Clinical Study is a prospective, randomized study evaluating patients with moderate to severe heart failure who have received the C-Pulse Heart Assist System compared to those patients on optimal medical management. Learn More
Important Safety Information can be found at the following webpage: Safety Information
Outcomes After Implanting C-Pulse:
"We have seen quality of life, in general, improve significantly..."Andrew Kao Mid America Heart
Identifying the right patient for C-Pulse:
"Class III and IV heart failure...we need to do more for these patients."William Abraham The Ohio State University
C-Pulse compared to VADs
"C-Pulse is not meant to replace Ventricular Assist technology..."Andrew Kao Mid America Heart