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how are eecp & heart bypass surgery different?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Both for angina: They're both for angina. Bypass is a major open chest surgery. Eecp is non-invasive. Bypass provides lasting benefit and, in carefully selected patients, improves life expectancy. Neither is true for eecp.
Answered on Aug 9, 2016

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