Unlike an invasive surgical procedure, EECP® is painless and only takes one hour per day. We will work with you to schedule appointments that fit with your schedule. Our offices are similar to a day spa. You will have your own flat screen television and streaming technology to watch your favorite movies or TV shows. We even remember where you were in the movie at the end of your treatment so you can pick up next day without missing a beat.
To keep the process hassle free we will work with your physician to complete all of the necessary paperwork. We also handle all of the Medicare and insurance paperwork for you. Medicare, Medicaid and all private carriers support the use of EECP®.
On your first visit we will guide you through a short interview and schedule your subsequent appointments. In total the treatment process requires one hour per day, five days a week for seven weeks. We encourage you to be sure and keep all of your appointments. If you miss one it will not have a negative outcome on your treatment, and we will add another session on at the end of your schedule.
During EECP®, patients lie down on a padded table with cuffs (like blood pressure cuffs) wrapped around the calves, lower thighs, and upper thighs. These cuffs inflate sequentially from the calves toward the upper thighs while the heart is in its resting phase, and deflate just before the heart beats. The patient’s heart is monitored by an EKG machine, which, through a computer, regulates the inflation and deflation of the cuffs. The result is an increased supply of oxygenated blood to the heart muscle and a reduction in the heart’s workload.