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Is eecp an enhanced external counter pulsation for angina?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: To decrease angina

Enhanced external counterpulsation (eecp) is a procedure that forces more blood to flow into the coronary arteries (which supply blood to heart muscle).
A person uses the eecp machine 1 hour, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks. The treatments are intended to cause long-term improvements in blood flow to the heart muscle, thus decreasing angina (chest pain) symptoms. Only certain patients qualify for eecp.

In brief: To decrease angina

Enhanced external counterpulsation (eecp) is a procedure that forces more blood to flow into the coronary arteries (which supply blood to heart muscle).
A person uses the eecp machine 1 hour, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks. The treatments are intended to cause long-term improvements in blood flow to the heart muscle, thus decreasing angina (chest pain) symptoms. Only certain patients qualify for eecp.
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Walking exercise works better if possible.

In brief: Yes

Walking exercise works better if possible.
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