Enhanced external counterpulsation is called EECP for short. It can help you reverse angina, and it is an alternative therapy for heart bypass surgery. For people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, EECP helps reverse and prevent hypertension. This is not proven by clinical research; however, high blood pressure is the first risk factor to be positively influenced by EECP.
Many people don’t know much about the therapy, but at Global Cardio Care Centers, people have been getting EECP since 2002. It was invented at Harvard University in the 1960s, and now it is becoming more popular for people who don’t want to undergo open-heart surgery. It is also a therapy that helps with angina pectoris. In fact, most of the clinical research is on reversing angina pectoris with EECP.
The therapy is FDA cleared, and Medicare reimburses for advanced angina pectoris. There is no surgery or medication required. Read more about EECP in this section of our website.