EECP Therapy

Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) treatment is utilized for patients with persistent angina pectoris, and inoperable CAD. Telemetry is used to monitor heart rate and rhythm while cuffs are placed on the legs and lower abdomen that inflate and deflate as the heart beats. This increases venous return to the heart to improve coronary blood flow and help create collateral arteries. These collaterals improve myocardial blood flow to relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue and improve quality of life. The treatment consists of 35 daily sessions that are 1 hour in length.