External Counterpulsation Therapy is proven to be a useful rehabilitation method to improve patient outcomes with patients with advanced Coronary Artery Disease. ECP & EECP Therapy is a non surgical way that restores oxygenated blood flow to ischemic regions of the heart & body which reduces symptoms of Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath & Fatigue. ECP Therapy also improves exercise tolerance in patients that complete the 35 day treatment course.
One of the notable improvement from ECP & EECP Therapy is the Endothelial Function. Endothelial Function is a critical component to arterial health as the inner lining of the vessel wall is can become harder and build plague known as Atherosclerosis.
Endothelial Function testing is a simple test that essentially measures the health of the vessels. The test provides clear diagnostic information that helps a clinician determine the presence of atherosclerosis which is proven to lead to Coronary Artery Disease. Endothelial Function testing is useful as it is a strong indicator of how well your vessels can expand and contract to meet demand changes for more oxygenated blood flow.
For more information, you can visit our section on Arterial Diagnostics for more details about the test and devices used for these studies.