EECP® THERAPY

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What is EECP?

Enhanced External CounterPulsation (EECP) is a treatment to enhance blood circulation, clears blood clots and plaques and improves the function of vital organs in our body. Therefore it’s widely used for treatment of angina,heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

EECP is a noninvasive procedure that uses inflatable cuffs to compress the blood vessels of the lower limbs. These cuffs are placed around the calves, thighs and buttocks of the patient. In this procedure, the blood flow in the coronary arteries is increased.

EECP is enhanced by computer technology, blood pressure monitors and elctrocardiography. These facilitate accurate timing of the inflation and deflation of the pressure cuffs with the heart beat and blood pressure of the patient.

How is EECP Performed?

  • The patient’s systole and diastole of the heart is measured by placing three ECG stickers on the patient’s chest.
  • The patient is required to lie down on a bed.
  • The patient’s calves, thighs and buttocks are wrapped around with blood pressure cuffs.
  • When the heart relaxes at the precise time of diastole, the cuffs start inflating from the calves, moving upwards to the buttocks. This leads to a counter pulsation of the blood.
  • When the heart contracts, the cuffs quickly deflate and relax. The sensation may feel like a firm massage.

What is the Treatment Regimen of EECP?

EECP consists of 35 hours of treatment. The patient may take a one hour session per day. The patient may also take two hours of treatment in a day, with a gap in between the first and second hour. In some cases, patients may need additional treatments if they do not respond to the treatment by the 30th session. After the treatment course is complete, the patient can still continue a maintenance dose of EECP for one to two days a week.

How to Prepare for EECP?

  • The patient is required to wear tight fitting clothing such as athletic tights to avoid chafing.
  • The patient is asked to stop smoking and using tobacco products.
  • The patient’s blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate and weight are determined and recorded.
  • The patient’s legs are checked for symptoms of possible vascular problems.
  • The patient is informed about the benefits and risks of EECP by the health care team.
  • The patient needs to sign a consent form before the procedure.

EECP And Stroke Therapy Global Cardio Care

GENERAL INFORMATION

For people with angina, even simple activities, such as going to the mailbox or walking the dog, can be challenging. If you are one of these people, take heart. There is a non-invasive treatment called EECP® Therapy. Approximately 80% of patients who completed the 35-hour course of EECP® Therapy experience significant symptom relief that may last up to three years. EECP® Therapy is an outpatient treatment for angina. Treatments are usually given for an hour each day, five days a week, for a total of 35 hours. During the treatment, you lie on a comfortable treatment table with large blood pressure-like cuffs wrapped around your legs and buttocks.

These cuffs inflate and deflate at specific times between your heartbeats. A continuous electro cardiogram (ECG) is used to set the timing so the cuffs inflate while the heart is at rest, when it normally gets its supply of blood and oxygen. The cuffs deflate at the end of that rest period, just before the next heart beat.

The special sensor applied to your finger checks the oxygen level in your blood and monitors the pressure waves created by the cuff inflations and deflations. The basic principle of EECP treatment involves increasing the amount of blood returning to the heart, which helps supply more oxygen to its starved areas. With more oxygen available, the heart can function much more efficiently and therefore reduce chest pain. EECP® Therapy is a safe, non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for patients suffering from ischemic heart diseases such as angina and heart failure. This therapy has helped hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. Clinical studies show over 75% of patients benefit from EECP® Therapy with sustained improvement up to three years post-treatment. Our system our latest version and the world’s most advanced enhanced external counter pulsation system. It incorporates a modern ergonomic all-in-one design that improves patient comfort, enhances patient monitoring, increases ease-of-use by medical personnel, optimizes cuff pressures and reduces space requirements.

 

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