Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy(EECP)
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive and outpatient therapy for angina (a severe pain in the chest, often also spreading to the shoulders, arms, and neck caused by an inadequate blood supply to the heart). Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) therapy relieves your chest pain by opening the narrowed and blocked arteries to increase the amount of blood circulation to the heart.
We at advanced cardiovascular care center offer the best EECP therapy
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) Therapy Procedure
During Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) Therapy
- First of all the Patient should lie down on a padded table in a treatment room
- Three electrodes are attached to the skin of the patient’s chest and it is connected to an electrocardiograph (ECG) machine. The ECG will display the heart’s beat on monitor during treatment. And it also helps us in monitoring Blood pressure.
- 3 pairs of external inflatable cuffs are wrapped around the lower legs, Thighs and Buttocks.
- These cuffs are attached to the air hoses these air hoses will help in inflate and deflate the cuffs.
- When the therapy is started these cuffs continuously inflate and deflate.
- During inflation patient will experience a slight pressure moving upward from calves to thighs to buttocks. This will help in increasing the blood return to the heart and it also helps in supplying more oxygen to its starved areas and during deflation patient will experience a slight release in the pressure.
- These inflation and deflation are electronically synchronized with the heart beat and blood pressure by utilizing ECG and blood pressure monitor
- Because of this treatment the heart can get more oxygen to it’s starved areas and it will function more efficiently and therefore reduce the chest pain.
- The patient should take this treatment every day from Monday to Friday for 1 hour up to seven weeks.
What Are the Benefits of EECP Treatment?
- Increase of oxygen supply to the starved areas of heart
- Chest Pain Relief
- Improvement in EKG response to exercise
- Decreases nitroglycerin usage
- Increases energy
- Long term effects up to 2 years
Who should take EECP treatment?
A person should take this EECP treatment if he/she meets the following conditions
- If he/she underwent coronary artery bypass surgery or stents placed in the coronary arteries with ongoing angina.
- Who continuously suffer from angina