EECP Not Right For Me

As we have discussed, EECP is a safe treatment for most patients. There are only a few items that are more serious in disqualifying you as a potential candidate for ECP Therapy and EECP Therapy. Those risk factors include:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (surgical size (surgical size AAA ? 5cm)
  • Active Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis on any limb affected by treatment
  • Aortic Insufficiency (moderate to severe A.I. may exacerbate regurgitation)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease involving occlusion of the ileofemoral artery
  • Recent surgery or intervention within the last 8 weeks
  • Presence of severe Peripheral Vascular (artery) Disease
  • Presence of an abdominal aneursym (depending on size)
  • Severe High blood pressure
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Anatomy prone to clotting
  • Deep vein thromposis
  • Uncontrolled Atrial Fibrillation
  • Uncontrolled arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia > 110 BPM
  • Uncontrolled Blood Pressure (Systolic ? 180, Diastolic ? 110)
  • Patients undergoing anti-coagulation Therapy (Coumadin or Heparin) with PT>15
  • Severe pulmonary disease (safety data on severe pulmonary HTN unavailable)
  • Local infection or Vasculitis of the extremities
  • Burn, wound or fracture on any limb subject to treatment
  • Pregnancy
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