A Path to a Better Quality of Life
External Counterpulsation Therapy (also known as ECP or EECP) is known to recreates the circulatory benefits of consistent & intense exercise. The Benefits of ECP Therapy acts as a path or ‘bridge’ to get patients with disabling disease to a better state of wellness to overcome their symptoms and then perform exercise on their own. To many patients, this remedy is critical to restoring an active lifestyle with an overall improvement in the quality of life.
It is a shame that the benefits of EECP or ECP Therapy remain unknown to such a large percentage of patient that suffer for Ischemic Coronary Artery Disease. This treatment has helps tens of thousands of patients over the last ten years in cases where many patient’s could barely walk at first prior to ECP treatment.
ECP Therapy offers a comprehensive solution for heart disease or a ‘Lifestyle Solution” as quoted by Dr. Debra Braverman. She ads that “No patient is doing EECP and then going home to sit on the couch. It enables them to pursue an active lifestyle. These patients want to enjoy an active lifestyle,” she says, and EECP provides that second chance to make permanent changes for the better. “What we’re trying to do is slow, if not halt, heart disease. EECP allows the body to heal itself; it’s efficacious in turning around the progression of heart disease,” she says.
Debra Braverman, MD, is one of the country’s leading experts on enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). Dr. Braverman runs is a grand proponent of the technology as she owns and operates one the largest EECP facility in the U.S affiliated with Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia.
To those in the industry, we are aware of the limitations for patient access to treatment. Although there are a fair number of practices throughout the US that offer this service, the majority of these clinics are run by a specific Cardiologist. With that being the case, it known that referrals among physicians of the same specialty (especially in Cardiology) is more rare (almost unheard of) than the norm. The competition among Cardiologists and clinics is a significant factor inhibiting more referrals of patients for ECP or EECP Therapy.
If you are a patient whose life is limited from symptoms of Ischemic Heart Disease, you can take matters into your own hands and learn about the wonderful benefits of External Counterpulsation Therapy with our Patient Information Guide. This section of the site will provide you with all the tools step by step about the details of treatment. If you find yourself interested in this treatment, you can visit our Locate ECP or EECP Treatment Center to get in contact with a ECP Therapy provider near you.