Non-surgical outpatient treatment: EECP is a non-invasive procedure performed on an outpatient basis. Uses external pressure cuffs: EECP involves applying external pressure cuffs to the lower extremities. Enhances heart blood flow: EECP improves blood flow to the heart through rhythmic cuff inflation and deflation.
EECP exerts its therapeutic effects through several mechanisms:
By inflating cuffs during diastole, EECP boosts arterial pressure, enhancing coronary blood flow and ensuring efficient oxygen delivery to the heart muscle.
EECP decreases peripheral resistance, lowering afterload and allowing the heart to work more efficiently.
EECP stimulates the growth and dilation of collateral vessels, providing alternative routes for blood flow and reducing ischemic burden on the heart.
EECP triggers the release of nitric oxide promoting the development of new collateral vessels, further improving blood flow to the heart.
Dr. Sama Akber conducted a study to investigate the impact of Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) on left ventricular (LV) function, measured through strain analysis. The research focused on patients with refractory angina and heart failure symptoms.
Dr. Sama Akber was awarded for his ground breaking research on the effect of EECP in heart failure at the CSI 4th National Heart failure conference.
Refractory Angina: EECP relieves refractory angina and enhances exercise tolerance.
Stable Angina: EECP improves stable angina symptoms and enhances quality of life.
Incomplete Revascularization: EECP enhances blood flow and collateral vessel growth in incomplete revascularization.
Symptomatic Relief: EECP improves heart failure symptoms, enhancing quality of life.
Enhanced Cardiac Function: EECP improves cardiac function in heart failure patients through enhanced coronary blood flow and collateral vessel formation.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): EECP improves PAD symptoms by enhancing lower limb blood flow and exercise capacity.
Microvascular Dysfunction: EECP improves microvascular dysfunction, enhancing angina symptoms and exercise tolerance.
"EECP therapy at Oxymed Hospitals has been a game-changer for me. With their expert supervision, I've witnessed a remarkable improvement in my heart's condition. This non-invasive treatment has brought new life and hope. I'm grateful for the incredible benefits of EECP that have revitalized my journey to wellness."
“Against all odds, Dr. Sama Akber and the team at Oxymed Hospitals have given me hope. With improved oxygen levels and heart rate, they have paved the way for my surgery even though I was told no surgery was possible. I am grateful for their encouragement and expertise.”
Mr K. S .R suffered from a massive heart attack and this led him to have a complicated angioplasty. After the angioplasty he was unstable and had low BP despite medicating .He was still symptomatic having recurrent bouts of fainting and falling down. He was put on EECP with constant monitoring and regular guideline directed medical management.10 months later he remains stable and now he travels 100 km daily and is symptom free..
Mr. H. A. suffered from massive heart attack and underwent angioplasty in his home country of Oman. However because of the late nature of presentation he went into heart failure .He came to India seeking cardiac rehabilitation. After a complete course of EECP along with hyperbaric oxygen therapy ,his blood pressure stabilized and he was able to take all the required medications .A person who could not walk more than 100m with out being breathless is now able to walk at least 4km today. This can be attributed to the cardiac rehabilitative facilities namely EECP and HBOT at Oxymed Hospitals.