Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
EECP helps grow new blood vessels “collaterals” for blood to flow, like a natural bypass around blocked arteries. It also makes existing blood vessels larger.
Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive procedure that uses compression cuffs to apply pressure to the legs and improve blood flow to the heart. It is used to treat symptoms of angina (chest pain) and heart failure, and has been proposed as a treatment for other cardiovascular conditions.
The benefits of EECP include:
Improved blood flow: EECP improves blood flow to the heart by increasing the amount of blood that is pumped out of the heart during each contraction. This can help to reduce symptoms of angina and improve overall cardiovascular function.
Reduced angina symptoms: EECP has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of angina symptoms in people with stable angina. It can also improve exercise tolerance and quality of life.
Improved heart function: EECP can improve the function of the heart by increasing the amount of blood that is pumped out of the heart during each contraction. This can help to reduce symptoms of heart failure and improve overall cardiovascular function.
Reduced risk of heart attack: EECP has been proposed as a treatment to reduce the risk of heart attack by improving blood flow to the heart and reducing the formation of blood clots.
Non-invasive: EECP is a non-invasive procedure and does not require the use of anesthesia or incisions. This can make it a safer option for people who are not suitable for invasive procedures.
It is important to note that EECP is not recommended for use in certain individuals, such as those with a history of bleeding disorders or those who are taking blood-thinning medications. It is also not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional to determine if EECP is the right treatment for you and monitor the therapy
We currently recommend reaching out to Recovery Science in Chula Vista for ECP therapy as we work on getting one of these systems for our location in Encinitas.
Are you interested in having this therapy available for the rest of your life with no further per-treatment costs?
Please reach out so we can have a conversation about making this happen!