External Counterpulsation Devices are the machine that delivers External Counterpulsation Therapy (ECP or EECP) for the treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease. Ischemic Heart Disease is the narrowing or blockages of the arteries delivering blood back to the heart.
External Counterpulsation Devices are a very effective tool that mechanically assists the blood in the body extremities return back to the heart on each heart cycle. This process over time restores natural pathways enabling (restoring) blood flow back to the heart around narrowed and blocked arteries.
External Counterpulsation Devices are all very similar in function. All devices inflate and deflate pressures based on the patients ECG signal or heart rate. The differences between the varying devices are primarily the user-interface, actual pressure capacity, and the reporting functions. Each company that manufactures the External Counterpulsation device all have different approaches to pricing of their products and how they support their products.
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