What is EECP?
Enhanced External Counter-Pulsation (EECP) therapy is a non-invasive, very low risk, outpatient external counterpulsation treatment that has been FDA approved for: Coronary artery disease, Congestive heart failure, Angina.
This therapy is referred to as a ‘natural bypass’ because it enhances the body’s ability to create new pathways for blood flow around clogged arteries. EECP greatly accelerates the formation of tiny blood vessels called collaterals, helping restore healthy circulation to organs and tissues that have been deprived of blood and oxygen.
How does EECP help you?
* Reduce or eliminate shortness of breath
* Reduce or eliminate chest pain
* Stabilize blood pressure
* Increase circulation and performance
* Increase energy levels, endurance, stamina
* Enhance quality of life
Many diabetic and non-diabetic patients suffering with heart disease come to ICAM Wellcare Clinic for a second opinion after being recommended to have angioplasty or bypass. In far less time—and at far less expense—than it would take to recover from bypass, patients can complete a full course of EECP and begin enjoying an active, pain-free life.
Others undergo EECP after having a heart attack or enduring one or even several invasive heart procedures. For some, who’ve been told they are no longer surgical candidates, EECP is their only option. Yet this noninvasive therapy is so safe and effective that it should be considered as a first-line treatment for angina, rather than a last resort after surgery has been ruled out.
At ICAM, the cardiovascular rehabilitation program involves a combination of therapies such as EECP, chelation, plaquex and ozone therapy. This synergistic approach dramatically enhances blood circulation and will prevent to undergo angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery.
What Conditions Benefit From EECP?
Any condition in which poor circulation is a contributing factor can benefit from EECP, such as:
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery blockages
- Do you no Longer Respond to Your Medication?
- Have you had Repeat Cardiac Procedures (bypass, stents, angioplasty)?
- Unwilling or unable to Undergo Invasive Surgery?
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Vision problems