If You Have Heart Disease ECP Can Help Change Your Life!
If you or someone you love suffers from heart disease, you will find your visit to Impian Emas Medical Centre both informative and potentially life-saving.
Here you will find a wealth of information on ECP, a Non-Surgical treatment, FDA approved for angina, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Original idea or summary of Harvard University scientist.
ECP stands for External Counter Pulsation, a treatment process that helps the heart heal itself. You will find information that will help you understand just how beneficial this treatment can be. ECP may be right for you.
If you have any of problems stated below, Then you may be a candidate for ECP! :
- Are experiencing chronic chest pain (Angina)
- Are having shortness of breath
- Are not a candidate for more invasive procedures
- Are taking nitrates without adequate angina relief
- Are unwilling to undergo surgery or angioplasty
- Have chronic congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease
- Have exhausted invasive treatments without lasting relief of symptoms
Cardiology Journal recommends ECP as first-line treatment for heart disease
- ECP is clinically proven by clinical research, FDA approved method of helping your heart to heal itself by growing its own "Natural Bypasses" by opening potential collateral circulation.
- ECP reduces angina chest pain by helping your heart to grow new collateral vessels or "Natural Bypasses" around any blockages in your heart arteries.
- ECP is that it is completely non-invasive! Instead of open heart bypass surgery and grafting vessels from your legs onto your heart, angioplasty or stenting, ECP may be able to help stimulates new collaterals to grow naturally. And it is clinically proven by control studies.
- Studies have consistently shown that ECP is effective and beneficial at significantly reducing angina heart pain in up to 85-90% of patients such as declared by Mayo Clinic, even those who have had failed bypass surgery!
- Perhaps best of all: ECP doesn’t bring any risk of the risks or recovery time associated with surgery. The mechanism or mode of action is easily understandable.
- You may return to your normal physical activities sooner than you expected as seen in those who thought they had given up forever.
- Angiography can show the difference before and after series of ECP treatment.
- ECP being offered at many heart centers and research universities in the world.
ECP is very patient friendly and ECP doesn’t operate on your heart.
You can read some list of research.
How ECP Treatment is done
The effect of 35 sessions ECP on the heart
an angiogram showed new blood vessels are formed, so-called co-lateral, small but numerous by-passing the blocked site. Enough to support the blood perfusion to the heart muscle.
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Frequently Asked Questions on ECP Treatment
ECP Therapy is not invasive, does not require a hospital stay, has no recovery period, and allows you to return to your routine each day after receiving treatment.
There is a feeling of pressure from the cuffs around your legs and buttocks. Once you become accustomed to this pressure, the sessions usually pass comfortably.
ECP therapy is often described as being like “passive exercise,” so you may feel tired after the first few days of treatment. This is normal, especially if you haven’t been exercising. Usually, once this short “training period” is over, you will begin to notice that you have more energy.
The standard course of treatment is one hour per day, five days per week, for seven weeks (a total of 35 one-hour sessions). Some patients have two treatments in one day in order to complete the program more quickly. Some patients extend the program beyond 35 treatments, depending on their particular medical situation and goals.
Each patient responds differently. Most patients begin to experience beneficial results from ECP about halfway through the seven weeks. These benefits include increased stamina, improved sleeping patterns, decreased angina, and less reliance on nitroglycerin and other medications. There is variation, certainly, and some patients start to feel better as soon as in their first week of treatment!
Yes. If your symptoms return, your doctor will decide if you need to repeat your ECP treatments. ECP is not a once-in-a-lifetime treatment. Heart disease is a chronic illness and symptoms may return at some point in the future.
You are encouraged to come for your ECP treatment every day. However, missing a day will not have a negative effect on your overall results. When you come back, you will simply pick up where you left off, and the missed treatment will be added to the end of your program until you have a total of 35 sessions. Just like exercise, the more consistent you are with your ECP schedule, the better your results will be.
Your doctor will discuss an exercise program, how and when you should begin, and how much you should do. Exercising can help you keep the benefits of your ECP treatments.
Occasionally, patients develop mild skin irritation in the areas under the treatment cuffs or experience muscle or joint discomfort. Some patients feel tired after the first few treatments but this usually ends after the first week. Rarely, patients develop shortness of breath requiring hospitalization and treatment. Your ECP therapist is trained to make your treatments safe and to minimize risk.
No. If you have hypertension that is properly managed, you may undergo ECP without difficulty. Oftentimes, patients with hypertension find that their blood pressure improves as they proceed with ECP. If your hypertension is uncontrolled, you must seek medical care to get your blood pressure under control with proper medications before proceeding with ECP.
Yes. An irregular heartbeat, including one caused by atrial fibrillation, will not interfere with ECP if the heart rate is controlled and no faster than 100 beats per minute.