18 May The History of EECP | Riverside 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. Researchers in mainland China during the 1980s improved the technology and effectively treated patients with heart disease, stroke,circulatory disorders and many other diseases.
In 1990 a brilliant physiologist named Dr. John Hui brought the technology back into the United States, and persuaded physicians at Stony Brook Hospital in New York to begin research. EECP proved so effective in reducing angina symptoms that the FDA approved it for the treatment of angina and cardoigenic shock. Today, insurance including Medicare reimburse for treatment.
Since, EECP is also approved by the FDA to treat congestive heart failure, which is responsible for the highest number of hospitalizations in our country.
EECP for other Medical Conditions & Benefits
Because it boosts circulation throughout the body, EECP is a general panacea. It is perhaps the most potent antiaging therapy. It could be considered in any program to support individual well-being.
There are numerous other benefits. EECP is like adding a second heart to the body. Increased blood flow occurs in the brain, kidneys, intestines, and all other parts of the body. Complex hormonal interactions are stimulated, resulting in improved kidney function, lowering of blood pressure, increased energy, endurance, and sense of well-being. Patients with stroke have experienced much quicker improvement than would otherwise occur.
Medications used for treating chest pain as well as high blood pressure may be reduced and sometimes completely eliminated. EECP is also effective in boosting athletic performance, providing a complete, passive cardiovascular workout, reducing lactic acid buildup and increasing blood and lymph flow in muscles.
Investigate EECP for improvement in any of the following area:
- Cardiac chest pain
- Congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Peripheral neuropathy, especially from diabetes
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Edema, or venous insufficiency
- Chronic fatigue
- Intestinal vascular insufficiency
- Improvement of Athletic Performance