WHAT IS EECP?
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is performed as a non-invasive
treatment to lower the number and intensity of angina episodes. Treatment
is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are
applied around the lower legs, upper legs and buttocks. These cuffs
continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the
heartbeat and increase blood returned to the heart.
The basic principle of EECP treatment involves increasing the amount of
blood returning to the heart, which helps supply more oxygen to its
starved areas. With more oxygen available, the heart can function much
more efficiently and therefore reduce chest pain.
For more information about EECP, please preview the video below.