External Counterpulsation Therapy (ECP – EECP®*) Calgary Alberta Western Canada
What if we can make you strong internally so that disease becomes so small, because heart disease is being attacked by the immune system. We make people healthier.
Great Video documentary on Foundation of External Counterpulsation
Good first 5 minutes then from 29 minutes he talks about External Counterpulsation (last 10-15 minutes)
Some nice video of Patient Doing External Counterpulsation with Heart Fit Clinic
What do Cardiologists think?
It is out of their toolbox. But here is a great video of a cardiologist talking about ECP.
Putting the Squeeze on Heart Disease
- No Radiation
- No Surgery
- No Medications
Who is External Counterpulsation ECP / EECP® Therapy for?
- Patients experiencing angina
- Patients NOT amenable to stent or bypass surgery
(micorvascular, 70% or less lesions, or coronary spasm disease)
- A failed stent of bypass surgery
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Circulatory disorders and/or diabetes
External counterpulsation therapy or ECP is one of the leading treatments for heart disease. It is also referred to enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP® )this is a trademark name from Vasomedical. You can click here to learn more EECP® vs ECP.
How does it work?
The ECP treatment is one hour treatments, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. During treatment, blood pressure cuffs are wrapped around the legs are then inflated and deflated in sync with your heartbeat. This results in increased blood flow throughout your body and improving collateral circulation in your heart. Tiny blood vessels help increase and normalize blood flow to the heart muscle.
It helps increased blood flow and creates a natural bypass in the
heart. Patients report:
– Increases energy and stamina
– Reduces or eliminates angina
– Return to activities they thought they had given up forever
– Ability to rest and sleep better
It helps improve blood flow therefore has shown to help people with
diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s
disease, erectile dysfunction and cerebral vascular disease.
ECP is completed all over the world. It has undergone clinical trials
at leading universities around the nation and been subject to over a
hundred scientific studies published in the most prestigious medical journals throughout the world.
Clinical trials have shown ECP therapy to be safe and effective for patients with heart disease with a clinical response rate averaging 70-80%, which is sustained up to five years. Bypass surgery and angioplasty are high risk and have a low efficacy —70 to 90 percent of which are unnecessary and don’t prevent future heart attacks. 25% stents unfortunately close up within a year. ECP is a great non-invasive alternative.
Who is it for?
ECP is for patients who are taking angina medication, not amenable
to stent or bypass, or wishing to have another option versus surgery.
FDA approved for the treatment of:
– Angina – Congestive Heart Failure
– Cardiogenic Shock - Acute Myocardial Infarction
*EECP® (acronym for Enhanced External Counterpulsation) is a registered trademark from Vasomedical.