For those who have heart disease and have been advised Bypass surgery or Angioplasty, there is an alternative treatment available. EECP (Enhanced external counter pulsation) treatment is a non-surgical treatment for coronary artery disease.
For those patients, who are not willing for surgery or not fit for surgery, EECP is an excellent option. EECP (Enhanced external counter pulsation) has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for management of angina (chest pain) and Hear failure.
EECP treatment is totally safe, painless and doesn’t require hospitalization. In EECP treatment 3 sets of cuffs are tied at calf, thigh and hip region, these cuffs are inflated during every Diastole (relaxing phase of heart) and deflated just prior to Systole (Heart contraction).The Inflation and deflation are electronically synchronized with the heartbeat. This treatment is given 1 hour daily for 35 sessions.
Hoe does EECP works?
With inflation of cuffs, blood is pushed back in to the heart arteries with force and volume and it helps in creating network of small arteries (Collateral circulation) thus creating “Natural Bypass” and increasing the blood supply to the heart muscles and relieving the chest pain. The cuff deflates just prior to the contraction of the heart so heart can pump the blood with more ease thus reducing pressure from heart.
No need of surgery or any other painful treatment.
No hospitalization, no recovery time needed, patients can continue their normal activities.
EECP increases the blood and oxygen supply to heart muscles and reduces chest pain / discomfort.
EECP improves exercise tolerance and quality of the life.