External Counterpulsation Therapy (ECP Therapy and EECP Therapy) device technology has made remarkable improvements over the last 10 years. It is now possible to have access to ECP therapy in your home! Today’s technology is so easy to use, so reliable, and now device costs are low enough to purchase your own ECP or EECP device and provide yourself with an invaluable tool that can restore a healthy lifestyle that you can manage from your own home.
What does it take to bring ECP therapy into my home?
- What are the real risks?
- Do I need diagnostic testing to make sure I am safe for treatment?
- What tests do I need to ensure ECP or EECP is right for me?
- How can I manage treatment when I am not a medical professional?
- Do I need special training to operate the device?
- What if I encounter a problem?
- What are the costs?
- What is best model device for home treatment?
- Which company provides the best support for home treatment?
Relax… It is Safer & Easier than you think!
One of the biggest attributes to ECP and EECP is the fact that the treatment is generally safe. Although there are certain medical conditions that can increase your risk to treatment, those conditions are rare. Refer to ECP Patient Guidelines for a more detailed description of “contra-indications” or specific medical conditions that would prohibit you from being a candidate for treatment.
All ECP and EECP device technology is smart. The machine is triggered (monitored) on your heart rate to know precisely when to inflate and deflate which minimizes the riskas well as the expertise to operate the machine. The primary component to bringing External Counterpulsation Therapy into your home is to consult with a physician to determine your risk factors. There are only a few conditions that can dis-qualify you from treatment. Ultrasound studies of the heart, abdomen and the peripheral arteries are essential. You need to have a relatively normal heart rate (not too fast or too slow), minimal peripheral vascular disease and no recent invasive surgeries with 8 weeks or so.
As far as support, most External Counterpulsation device companies provide the necessary support to help you setup an treatment center in your own home. Depending on what company you choose, each can provide you with essential training to properly operate and deliver optimal treatment.
For more information about the different options to bring External Counterpulsation Therapy into your home, please provide your contact information in the form on the top left of this page and we will contact you with more information.