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.
EECP. Eecp is a procedure with limited indications in medicine. Before referring a patient, the patient should be informed about what the procedure is and what can/can't be expected of it. The description of the procedure, its risks, benefits and possible harms and outcomes should all be discussed. In general it is used for CAD and CHF when better treatments aren't adequate.