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Doctor insights on: Diastolic Augmentation Clinical Enhanced Counter

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Does higher diastolic augmentation predict clinical benefit from enhanced external counter pulsation?

Does higher diastolic augmentation predict clinical benefit from enhanced external counter pulsation?

Yes: Yes, it increases the coronary blood flow and promote possible collateral flow. This may help a patient with chronic angina. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with clinical depression?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with clinical depression?

Exercise: Exercise is the best medicine for depression. Run to the pharmacy and don't buy anything every day. Eat a healthy diet and maybe take some fish oil caps. Eat a nice piece of dark chocolate while reading an inspirational book. None of the other otc suppliments have been shown better than placebo and some are dangerous. If your depression is severe enough to impact your life get real treatment. ...Read more

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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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What happens during an enhanced external counter pulsation?

What happens during an enhanced external counter pulsation?

Leg pumping: The eecp system involves inflatable trousers that blow up and deflate with each heartbeat. Patients are lying down during the therapy. The patient typically undergoes 45 minute sessions of this 5 days a week for six weeks. The therapy is used for patients who have refractory angina. ...Read more

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What is the function of enhanced external counter pulsation?

What is the function of enhanced external counter pulsation?

Relieves angina: The precise mechanism of how eecp relieves angina (chest pain) is not known. The treatments actively assist the heart in ejecting blood, so it has to work less hard, and help the coronary arteries fill with blood to supply heart muscle. However, pain relief persists after treatments, possibly due to effects on the endothelium cells lining the coronary arteries, which make them more efficient. ...Read more

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Can you describe an enhanced external counter pulsation (eecp)?

Can you describe an enhanced external counter pulsation (eecp)?

Machine: Inflatable stockings are attached to the legs and lower trunk. After the heart empties the stockings inflate pushing blood away from the legs and back towards the heart. When the heart gets ready to empty or beat again the stockings deflate. Stocking inflation may improve nutrition to the heart muscle. Deflation may improve blood flow away from heart. ...Read more

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Which conditions is enhanced external counter pulsation used to treat?

Which conditions is enhanced external counter pulsation used to treat?

Angina: Angina is chest discomfort caused by insufficient blood supply to heart muscle. It can manifest as pain, pressure/tightness, burning, or even shortness of breath. Eecp, while labor-intensive and requiring several months of treatments, is effective in reducing angina severity in patients who are resistant to anti-anginal medications and stents/bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What information is a person given before enhanced external counter pulsation?

What information is a person given before enhanced external counter pulsation?

EECP: Eecp is generally considered for patients that are not candidates for revascularization but have on-going, stable chest pain or angina symptoms. Patients who have serious heart failure or heart valve problems, uncontrolled hypertension, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) blockages - 80% of heart disease patients have pvd, pregnant or have bleeding disorders, including ulcers, should not have eecp. ...Read more

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What procedures is enhanced external counter pulsation seen as an alternative to?

What procedures is enhanced external counter pulsation seen as an alternative to?

Surgery, angioplasty: Eecp is used for chronic angina as a way to develop the little collateral vessels in your heart. Most commonly this would be used in patients who have no further surgical, angioplasty, or further medicine options. ...Read more

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