EECP in the Treatment of Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease


  • EECP can be very helpful in addressing unmet needs of diabetic patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetic patients with coronary artery disease are known to have poor outcomes after coronary bypass and/or percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty with stent)
  • Diabetics have accelerated diffuse macro and microvascular disease in the heart and other organs of the body
  • Invasive revascularization may open or bypass occluded coronary arteries and large conductive vessel, but not microvascular (small, tiny) resistive vessels
  • EECP enhances the development of microvasculature, collateral vessels, and improves endothelial cell function.