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how does eecp function?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
By inflating cuffs: A patient lies on the eecp table, with inflatable cuffs or stockings on his legs all the way up to include his buttocks. In between heart beats (pulses), while the heart is at rest, the cuffs or stockings inflate from the calves to the thighs to the buttocks, thus forcing more blood to the heart and coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle. Cuffs or stockings deflate when the heart contracts.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Daniel Zanger
33 years experience Cardiology
Eecp: The basic concept uses air filled cuffs which are wrapped around the arms and legs and are inflated and deflated synchronously with the heart beat so blood is " pushed" into the coronary circulation during diastole which is when the arteries fill.
Answered on May 28, 2013
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