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Enhanced external counterpulsation

 
 
H2O MAN
 
Reply Wed 2 Dec, 2009 08:06 am
Does anyone here on A2K have any experience with Enhanced external counterpulsation?

Also Called EECP.

What are the pros & cons?

Thank you.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 08:40 am
Anyone?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:09 pm
@H2O MAN,
Please explain what that is.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:22 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Please explain what that is.


I posted the question with a link because I'm not totally sure what it is.
It has something to do with helping your heart and I have been told it may also
help with weight loss and a few other ailments, but I am currently in the dark.

Thank you.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:23 pm
I don't see the link.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:25 pm
EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation), a noninvasive procedure to help patients with chest pains secondary to coronary heart disease (angina pectoris), is now available at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. EECP has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of angina pectoris.

The treatment consists of 35 one-hour treatments over the course of seven weeks with the patient on a Monday through Friday regimen. During EECP therapy, the patient lies on a bed and pressure cuffs are attached to the calves, lower thighs and upper thighs. The patient's heart rate and rhythm are constantly measured during the process. The cuffs inflate and deflate, gradually building to full pressure while the machine works with the heart's rhythms.

The mechanism of benefit is unclear. Evidence to date indicates that EECP treatment may promote the growth of new blood vessels in the heart and improve blood flow to areas that are not getting enough blood and oxygen. This improved blood flow decreases chest pain symptoms.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/cardiology-sct/eecp.html
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