It uses a set of computer-controlled inflatable leg cuffs, in a series of 1-hour sessions, to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. While nobody fully understands why it turns out that a series of EECP sessions significantly relieves Angina and improves exercise tolerance in most patients suffering from the same following Coronary Arterial Disease. Medicare currently reimburses for EECP only in patients with angina who are medically not suitable candidates for angioplasty, stenting or bypass surgery.
The EECP Therapy for Heart or Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) is advanced medical equipment that is used for Non-invasive treatment for refractory angina and Heart failure at Oxymed in Chennai. This novel equipment has been recognized by the Food and Drug Administration, USA. This is a unique method that offers relief of anginal pain, breathlessness and enhances the flow of blood and there is an overall improvement in the quality of life of patients.
It also improves the myocardial perfusion to the ischemic area. It increases the coronary blood flow velocity which would lead to the formation of new vessels and thus opens the dormant collaterals. This treatment plays a vital role in the case of patients with unstable angina and the treatment is well tolerated in patients with heart failure. In such a case, during the course of treatment, the drop in oxygen saturation is also monitored and Patients who have undergone this treatment have very soon found relief from anginal episodes. It also increases the treadmill exercise time and ultimately increases the cardiac output. Generally, cardiac patients are treated for one hour per day, six days a week for about six weeks so as to obtain optimal results. In some patients where the problem is chronic, they are also offered the treatment for two hours a day.
This is a boon for patients suffering from heart ailments as this does not involve hospitalization and the patient can just walk out after treatment and can very well attend to his daily routine lifestyle. The most important factor is that it does not require surgery and therefore there is no loss of blood, no scar and above all, there is no pain or trauma. Above all, it relieves the family members from unwanted anxiety and fear.
The older version of the EECP Treatment Machine is available and may be functional in some hospitals in India. However, the new version of the medical equipment, with the state of the art medical technology is installed for the first time in India by Chief. Ayaz Akber, at the Huma Oxymed hospital. This is an absolute boon for cardiac patients who can be very well cured without having to undergo the pain and trauma of heart surgery. Huma Oxymed Hospital is to date proud to be the only hospital in this region to have this improvised modern gadget.