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What is EECP?

Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)


EECP therapy is a safe, non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for patients suffering from ischemic heart diseases such as angina/coronary artery disease and heart failure.

EECP therapy has helped thousands of patients.  In fact, clinical studies show that over 75% of patients benefit from EECP therapy and sustain improvement for up to three years post- treatment.

EECP therapy works by increasing the blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscle and decreasing the amount of work the heart must do to pump blood to the rest of the body. While the heart is at rest, treatment cuffs inflate from the calves to the thighs to the buttocks, which increases the blood supply to the arteries feeding the heart muscle. Just before the next heartbeat, all the cuffs simultaneously deflate, decreasing the heart’s workload.

Please click for an in-depth video presentation of EECP.

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