Why there is a need of Heart Bypass Surgery:
When the coronary arteries which carry blood supply to the heart get blocked, it causes the following problems:
- Severe chest pain.
- Shortness of breath even while at rest.
- Excessive Shortness of breath while walking.
Generally, the blockage of the coronary artery is treated by physicians with the help of medicines, angioplasty, and stent or bypass surgery. These therapeutic treatments have witnessed a lot of advancements. But inspite of the advancements in these treatments, certain problems still persist as far as the treatment of chest pain is concerned. Drugs and allied invasive procedures don’t always prove to be the most effective resort. When the blood flow that remains restored in the blocked area fails, then it leads to angina. In order to cure angina a foolproof effective treatment is required which will not only reduce the chest pain intensity but also improvise the quality of life without the use of any complicated invasive treatment procedures. EECP therapy has been successfully proved to be the most natural effective alternative to bypass surgery which is indeed non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical treatment.
How one can fathom EECP?
EECP or Enhanced External Counter Pulsation is a treatment offered to patients suffering from malfunctioning of the heart and chest pain. It is an outpatient treatment as well as natural bypass therapy and is considered to be safe in the treatment of heart failure and angina.
This treatment or form of natural bypass therapy makes the patient to lie on a comfortable treatment table. Large blood pressures like cuffs are wrapped around the legs and buttocks of the patient. The cuffs deflate and inflate at specified interval of times between the patient’s heartbeats. The timing between the heartbeats is set with the help of a continuous ECG or Electro Cardiogram which enables the cuffs to inflate when the heart is at rest. It helps the heart receive its normal supply of oxygen and blood. The cuffs deflate at the end of the rest period and just before the next heart beat. The oxygen level in the patient’s blood is monitored with the help of the special sensors which are applied to the fingers. These sensors also check the pressure waves which are being created by the inflations and deflations of the cuff. The EECP therapy leads to expansion of the networks of the tiny blood vessels or capillaries and helps to develop new pathways around the blocked arteries. This results in the increase of the blood flow and also the normalization of the blood flow to the heart muscles.