Are you a candidate for EECP treatment?

Find out if you are a candidate for EECP treatment.

You may be a candidate to EECP treatment if:

  • You have been told that you are not a candidate for bypass surgery or angioplasty
  • You suffer from angina
  • Nitroglycerin fails to provide relief from your angina
  • You underwent bypass surgery or angioplasty in the past, and angina has returned
  • You want to explore all treatment options

Only a physician can make a decision regarding whether or not you are a candidate for EECP treatment.
If you are eligible to receive EECP treatment you receive the treatment schedule. Treatment usually lasts one hour a day for five days a week and seven weeks. You may wish to read a book or a magazine while you receive your EECP treatment. Although treatment usually takes an hour you may spend up to1 and a 1/2 hours at the EECP treatment center.

Receiving EECP treatment

Your therapist will weigh you and take your blood pressure when you arrive at the EECP treatment Center. You will lay on a padded table while three electrodes are applied to your chest.  A finger sensor will be placed over your finger to record blood pressure.

You will wrap a set of inflatable cuffs around your legs that create a sensation of a strong “hug” moving upwards on your legs during inflation and then a rapid release of pressure. The EECP treatment is synchronized with your heartbeat.

Clinical studies indicate that EECP treatment may develop a type of “natural bypass” that allows blood to flow around blocked arteries. These arteries eventually become permanent path for blood to reach heart muscle that was deprived.

EECP Treatment For Angina

EECP Treatment

When your heart is not receiving enough oxygen you are said to have angina. EECP treatment can improve circulation to your heart muscle and stimulate the opening of new, natural pathways around narrowed or blocked arteries in your heart.

EECP treatment can help you to::

  • Walk farther and be more active
  • Have fewer episodes of angina
  • Make angina are less intense
  • Resume  your social life
  • Allow you to get nore exercise

Understanding Angina

Angina results when your heart muscle is not receiving an adequate supply of blood due to a heavy workload. A healthy heart receives nourishment through the coronary arteries. When these vessels are narrowed or blocked they fail to supply am adequate amount of oxygen to the heart.

Detours around blocked arteries

Our body can increase the amount of blood flowing to the heart muscle by opening up tiny arteries of our nearby healthy vessels. This makes it possible for blood to flow around blocked or narrowed arteries.

The development of collateral circulation may be a life-saving factor. However, the development of collateral circulation is a slow and gradual process.  Some people have the ability to revive these tiny arteries at a fast enough rate to relieve angina while others people do not.

Learning about EECP treatment

EECP treatment has been found to stimulate the formation of these tiny arteries to create a natural blood flow through and  around the blocked arteries.

“Enhanced” refers to the state-of-the-art treatment system used in EECP treatment centers today.

“External” means just that, treatment doesn’t require surgery.

Counterpulsation refers to the period from the beginning of one heartbeat to the next.

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