External Counterpulsation Therapy is a effective treatment for patients that have symptoms of Angina. External Counterpulsation (also known as ECP or EECP Therapy for short) is a rehabilitation treatment that is a non-surgical treatment that helps the heart restore and create more blood flow through the body . The Benefits of ECP Therapy can be summarized by improving the body’s natural ability to oxygenated blood flow to the heart and body, patients will experience much less chest pain, shortness of breath and other symptoms that occur from blockages in the coronary arteries.
External Counterpulsation works by mechanically inflating air in cuffs that are placed on the body’s extremities inflating at the calves, thighs and buttucks areas in a sequential order physically squeezing blood back to the heart on each heart cycle. The treatment consists of 60 minute treatments over a 35 day period.
External Counterpulsation is offered by medical facilities across the U.S primarily in Cardiology facilities and doctors offices. To find treatment near you, you can Locate Treatment Center to be connected to see if External Counterpulsation Therapy is a good option for you.