enhanced external counterpulsation


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enhanced external counterpulsation

Cardiology A nonsurgical treatment of angina pectoris and CAD which ↑ blood flow to the heart by compressing blood vessels in the lower extremities. See MUST-EECP.

enhanced external counterpulsation

Abbreviation: EECP
A noninvasive treatment for angina pectoris and congestive heart failure involving the use of inflatable cuffs on the patient's legs to improve myocardial perfusion and increase cardiac output. Cuffs placed on the calves, lower thighs, and upper thighs are inflated sequentially during diastole when coronary artery filling occurs. The inflated cuffs increase diastolic central aortic pressure, increase blood flow to the coronary arteries, and may enhance collateral blood flow. EECP is used to treat angina pectoris that does not respond to maximal medical therapy.
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As an experienced center for Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP[R]), Tricity Cardiology has performed hundreds of treatments since 2001.
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EECP is a registered trademark for Vasomedical's enhanced external counterpulsation systems.
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)--a promising new therapy for angina--is now FDA cleared for treatment of heart failure.
s (NASDAQ Small Cap: VASO) proprietary EECP(R) enhanced external counterpulsation system show that over time, use of the system leads to a significant reduction in the severity of angina in a majority of patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD).
Although physicians have used this so-called enhanced external counterpulsation therapy for nearly 50 years, the mechanism by which it alleviates angina has never been fully explained.
2) Joe Bryant, 66, undergoes enhanced external counterpulsation therapy, a nonsurgical procedure, at the Cardiac Renewal Center in Tarzana, while cardiac therapist Chris Jourat monitors Bryant's heart rate.
Nasdaq: VASO) announced today that the Mayo Clinic, one of the most respected medical facilities in the world, has reported further on initial results with enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP(R)) therapy.
PK), a leader in the manufacture and sale of devices for the non-invasive treatment and management of cardiovascular diseases and a leader in the sale of diagnostic imaging products, today announced the third party publication of a seminal study on the positive effects of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP([R])) therapy in patients with non-insulin dependent abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT), providing what is considered as "novel evidence that EECP has a beneficial effect on peripheral arterial function and glucose tolerance in subjects with AGT.
com)-- Eastern Connecticut Cardiology Associates has announced that their center has had wonderful success in treating patients with Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP[R]) therapy, and in recognition of February as American Heart Month and the week of February 18 - 22, 2013 as National EECP[R] Therapy Week, the center welcomes anyone who has a family member or friend that has a need to improve their heart health to contact the center to learn more about EECP[R] therapy.

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