DOES THE BLOCKAGES GO AFTER TAKING EECP?
One of the most asked questions about EECP treatment is does the blockage go after the taking the EECP treatment? No, the blockage that is there in the major arteries of the heart doesn’t go after the EECP treatment.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF TAKING THE EECP TREATMENT?
The next question that arises in the patient mind is that when the blockage doesn’t go with EECP treatment then what is the benefit of this treatment.
The one thing that patient needs to understand that EECP treatment acts on the micro circulation of the heart. EECP helps in creating collateral circulation within the heart which helps in supplying blood to the area of the heart which was receiving less blood due to blockages in the major arteries.
Even when the patient undergoes a bypass surgery the objective of the surgery is to provide blood supply to the area of the heart affected by the blockage. So what the surgeon will do is take a blood vessel from a distal part of your body and create a diversion for blood to flow around the blocked vessel. So even after undergoing the knife in a major surgery cabg the blockage doesn’t disappear.
HOW MANY DAYS DOES THE EFFECT OF EECP LAST?
The benefit of EECP treatment last from 3 to 5 years but this benefit will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may require repeat 10-15 sessions every one or two years.
DOES EECP HELP IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS?
Yes EECP does benefits heart failure patients. In some cases the ejection fraction also increases of the patient but this increase is also from patient to patient.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE EECP THERAPY?
EECP treatment is a 35 days duration treatment in which patient has to come daily for one hour of EECP session. Some patients may require extra 5-10 sessions as per improvement noted in the patient.