external counterpulsation


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external counterpulsation

a noninvasive technique for providing counterpulsation (assisted heart pumping). In one technique the limbs are placed in inflatable trousers. Inflation and deflation are synchronized with the cardiac cycle, generating augmented blood flow during diastole and assisted ejection during systole.
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Debra Braverman, MD, is one of the country's leading experts on enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP).
Y, is primarily engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting EECP external counterpulsation systems based on the company's proprietary technology currently indicated for use in cases of angina, cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction and, most recently, CHF.
is engaged in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting EECP([R]) external counterpulsation systems based on the Company's proprietary technology.
In the Multicenter Study of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (MUST-EECP), 139 patients were randomized in blinded fashion to active EECP or a sham procedure.
I am a true believer in external counterpulsation therapy, and I have personally benefited from using this noninvasive treatment regime," commented Mr.
Vasomedical thanks the patients and EECP providers who provided input to CMS regarding payment rates for external counterpulsation therapy and the American College of Cardiology for their involvement in advising CMS on appropriate coverage and payment for this beneficial procedure," stated Thomas Glover, president and chief executive officer of Vasomedical.
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive modality being investigated in both angina and congestive heart failure patients.
Over the past several years the use of enhanced external counterpulsation as a treatment for chronic angina has steadily increased.
BACKGROUND: Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a novel, potentially beneficial adjunct therapy used for angina pectoris.
EECP external counterpulsation therapy is typically given in a doctor's office or outpatient clinic in 35 one-hour sessions over 4 to 7 weeks.
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive circulatory assist device that has recently emerged as a treatment option for refractory angina in left ventricular (LV) dysfunction.

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