EECP Therapy

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a procedure performed on individuals with ischemic cardiomyopathy in order to diminish the symptoms of their ischemia. In various studies, EECP has been shown to relieve angina, improve exercise tolerance³, and decrease the degree of ischemia in a cardiac stress test. EECP therapy is an outpatient treatment for angina and heart failure. Treatments are usually given for an hour each day, five days a week, for a total of 35 hours. During the treatment, you lie on a comfortable treatment table with large blood pressure-like cuffs wrapped around your legs and buttocks. These cuffs inflate and deflate at specific times between your heartbeats. A continuous electro cardiogram (ECG) is used to set the timing so the cuffs inflate while the heart is at rest, when it normally gets its supply of blood and oxygen. The cuffs deflate at the end of that rest period, just before the next heart beat. A special sensor applied to your finger checks the oxygen level in your blood and monitors the pressure waves created by the cuff inflations and deflations.

Aquatic Rehabilitation Center performs EECP to treat patients suffering from:

Angina pectoris
Acute myocardial infraction
Cardiogenic shock
Congestive heart failure

Clinical studies have demonstrated the following benefits:

EECP is the only noninvasive treatment for coronary artery stenosis
2/3 of patients with severe angina improve with treatment
Increased exercise tolerance
Improved mobility
Decreased episodes of angina,
Decreased use of nitrates
Improved quality of life
EECP is safe, painless and relatively comfortable

EECP provides our patients with increased blood flow to all areas of the body. As the blood circulates proteins, minerals and nutrients, it rejuvenates the entire system. In studies, patients have noticed faster healing of topical wounds, improved mental capabilities, increased erectile function, decrease in cellulite, improved eyesight and positive mood.


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