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How does eecp function?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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