How EECP Works
A series of three cuffs are wrapped around the calves, thighs and buttocks.
Inflation and deflation of these cuffs are electronically synchronized in rhythm with your heartbeat using the EKG or cardiogram signal.
During diastole, when your heart is relaxed, your heart and coronary arteries are normally filling with blood. During this relaxation phase the cuffs inflate sequentially from the lower legs up toward the heart, as shown in the diagram below.
This sequential inflation causes the heart to fill more easily and fully than normal, and also gently stretches your coronary vessels.
This stretching or ballooning causes the release of Nitric Oxide within the vessel walls. This nitric oxide rich environment stimulates the release of growth factors within the vessel walls that in turn stimulates the growth of new collateral vessels.
During systole, when your heart begins to pump, the cuffs rapidly and simultaneously deflate, creating a "vacuum effect" in the aorta.
This vacuum allows the heart to pump into a lower pressure system, which increases systolic unloading. All that means is that your heart does more work with less effort while you are receiving EECP treatment.
The new collateral vessels you grow around your heart during your EECP treatments re-supply the ischemic or blood-deficient areas of the heart. So rather than surgically grafting a vessel from your leg onto your heart to bypass the blockages you may have, as is done with bypass surgery, EECP utilizes the natural healing mechanisms of the heart to grow these new bypasses...Naturally and non-surgically!
During treatment the patient lies comfortably on a treatment bed while the pressure cuffs inflate and deflate rhythmically with the patient's own heartbeat.
Throughout the session most patients listen to music, watch a movie, or even doze. You may bring in your own VHS movies or CDs, or feel free to bring a family member to keep you company.
Who is a candidate for EECP:
1.Have chronic stable angina
2.Do not qualify as a candidate for invasive procedure(by pass surgery,angioplasty)
3.Patient don’t want to have a bypass surgery,EECP is an option
4.Patient got bypass surgery but angina still comes.
Suggestion before receiving Omay EECP treament:
1.Do not eat or drink too much one hour before receiving treatment
2.Urination before treatment
3.Better to wear knitted underwear to receive treatment
4.Blood pressure and heart rate test prior to beginning EECP treatment
5.Have patient relax when doing treatment,individuals can sleep or listen to the music
6.Individuals can stop the machine by click emergency button if feel uncomfortable
7.When finished treatment,people can lie on the bed 5 minutes longer,then drink some warm water or have some cookies.
What are the clinic benefits from this treatment?
1.Reduce the frequency and intensity of chest pain or eliminate it.
2.Decrease the use of medication
3.Ability to enjoy a more independently active lifestyle
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