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What is ECP Therapy?
External Counterpulsation Therapy (also known as ECP or EECP) is a safe, nonsurgical treatment procedure that delivers great clinical benefits to patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease.
ECP Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that clinical experience has shown to be safe and to have benefit for the treatment of angina and heart failure.
Approximately 80% of patients who complete the 35-hour course of ECP Therapy experience significant symptom relief that may last up to three years.
It is a low risk treatment at just a fraction of the cost of other traditional invasive procedures and is proven to be a lower cost option for Medicare and private insurance.
How Does the Process Work?
ECP Therapy augments the body’s natural circulatory process. The pressure is created by inflating a series of cuffs (similar to blood-pressure cuffs) that squeeze the extremities (calf’s, thighs, buttocks) forcing blood back up to the heart on each heart cycle.
This process ultimately restores (by force) sufficient blood flow to parts of the heart that is lacking oxygen.
The treatment process generally spans for a period of 1 hour each day for a period of 35 total treatments and is proven to develop existing pathways of oxygenated blood back to the heart muscle.