The History of EECP | Los Angeles EECP Heart Therapy

Invented in Boston in the late 1960s, EECP was effective in treating cardiogenic shock, or severe heart failure due to heart muscle damage, a condition that was otherwise almost uniformly fatal. The technique however was cumbersome, and fell out of favor while more intricate and expensive procedures such as cardiac bypass surgery came into use. […]

Anaheim EECP Heart Therapy

What is EECP? EECP therapy is a safe, non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for patients suffering from ischemic heart diseases such as angina/coronart artery disease and heart failure. EECP therapy has helped thousands of patients. In fact, clinical studies show, over 75% of patients benefit from EECP therapy and sustain improvement up to three years post- […]

Orange County EECP Heart Therapy

What is EECP? EECP therapy is a safe, non-invasive, outpatient treatment option for patients suffering from ischemic heart diseases such as angina/coronart artery disease and heart failure. EECP therapy has helped thousands of patients. In fact, clinical studies show, over 75% of patients benefit from EECP therapy and sustain improvement up to three years post- […]

What Is EECP, and Is It a Good Treatment Option for Angina?

EECP (enhanced external counterpulsation) is a noninvasive treatment that improves the flow of healthy, oxygenated blood to the heart by opening or forming small (collateral) blood vessels, which can create natural bypasses around narrowed or blocked arteries. It’s becoming more popular as an alternative to bypass surgery, angioplasty, and stents. Although it used to be […]

Enhanced External Counterpulsation

Definition Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a treatment for chronic, stable chest pain known as angina . Angina happens when there is not enough blood and oxygen being pumped to the heart to support the work it is doing. It may also be used to treat certain people with heart failure . Cuffs, similar to […]

External Counter Pulsation Treatment

What is ECP? External Counter Pulsation (ECP) is performed as a non-invasive treatment to lower the number and intensity of angina episodes. Treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs and buttocks These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the […]

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The Role of Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Therapy in Clinical Practice

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for management of refractory angina (Class IIb). EECP uses three sets of pneumatic cuffs that sequentially contract during diastole, increasing aortic diastolic pressure, augmenting coronary blood flow and central venous return. EECP improves anginal symptoms and exercise tolerance, and […]

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP)

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) What is EECP? EECP is a non-surgical, mechanical procedure that can reduce the symptoms of angina pectoris, by increasing coronary blood flow in areas of the heart that lack blood flow. What does EECP include? During EECP, you will be lying on a bed wearing a series of pressure cuffs […]

Enhanced External Counterpulsation – EECP

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a mechanical form of treatment for angina. While several clinical studies appear to show that this treatment can be helpful in reducing symptoms of angina in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), EECP has yet to be accepted by most cardiologists, and has not entered the mainstream of cardiology practice. […]