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Enhanced External Counter Pulsation / EECP

What it is:

A noninvasive solution to hypertension, poor circulation, athletic injury recovery and stress relief, Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) Therapy works by increasing the blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscle and decreasing the amount of work the heart has to do to pump blood to the rest of the body.

What it does:

While the heart is at rest, the treatment cuffs inflate from the calves to the thighs to the buttocks, which increases the blood supply to the arteries feeding the heart muscle. Just before the next heart beat, all the cuffs deflate at the same time, which decreases the amount of work the heart has to do.

What it Treats:

Hypertension. Poor Circulation. Coronary Artery Disease. Stress. Diabetes. Athletic Injury Recovery. Cardiovascular Strengthening. Overall Disease Prevention.

EECP may be right for you if:

You are looking for a non-invasive way to reduce blood pressure and improve your quality of life. While many of the items listed related particularly to a cardiovascular issue, EECP can also be used for disease prevention.

  • You have angina and/or heart failure
  • Your heart medications no longer relieve your angina or heart failure symptoms
  • You have had open-heart (bypass) surgery, a balloon angioplasty or stent, or other invasive procedures, and your symptoms have returned
  • You have been told you cannot have another bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty or stent, or other invasive procedures
  • You have chosen not to have any further surgery, angioplasties or invasive procedures
  • You would like to increase heart function, growth of collaterals, promotion of stem cell growth, or a temporary state of complete heart anabolism (resting cycle)

Contact Dharma Health to schedule an appointment and see if EECP is right for you.

Research: Click Below

  1. Two-year clinical outcomes after enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy in patients with refractory angina pectoris and left ventricular dysfunction (report from The International EECP Patient Registry).
  2. Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) as a novel treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS): a preliminary test of the vascular neurologic hypothesis for RLS..
  3. Current Clinical trial being conducted – Role of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Therapy in Patients With Resistant Hypertension
  4. The multicenter study of enhanced external counterpulsation (MUST-EECP): effect of EECP on exercise-induced myocardial ischemia and anginal episodes
  5. The multicenter study of enhanced external counterpulsation (MUST-EECP): effect of EECP on exercise-induced myocardial ischemia and anginal episodes

Popular Press:

  1. Heal your heart with EECP: The only non-invasive way to overcome Heart Disease
  2. Passing on Bypass Using External CounterPulsation : An FDA Cleared Alternative to Treat Heart Disease Without Surgery, Drugs or Angioplasty. SECOND EDITION
  3. Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina
  4. External counterpulsation: a novel therapy to stimulate arteriogenesis
  5. Coronary Artery Disease Traditional Revascularization