You lie on a comfortable bed and three cuffs wrap around your calves, thighs and buttocks. They squeeze you like blood pressure cuffs. You’re hooked to an electrocardiogram so the cuffs inflate when the heart pumps and squeeze your lower extremities when the heart is resting. EECP is like a second heart pumping blood; just like a natural bypass. You get oxygenated blood circulating throughout your body, and new collaterals open for blood to flow around blockages. This is called angiogenesis. You can learn more about EECP on this page and this page of our website.