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What is eecp (called as natural heart bypass)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: An angina treatment

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: An angina treatment

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. Joseph Bassett
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Collaterals

It improves the coronary collateral circulation.

In brief: Collaterals

It improves the coronary collateral circulation.
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