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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Q What is enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) for angina, and who are candidates for it?
As an experienced center for Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP[R]), Tricity Cardiology has performed hundreds of treatments since 2001.
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Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), an advanced cardiovascular technology, uses a series of pulsating pressures on the ankles', calves and thighs to improve heart circulation.
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)--a promising new therapy for angina--is now FDA cleared for treatment of heart failure.

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