ECP (External Counterpulsation) Therapy is a safe, non-invasive and clinically proven process that enhances blood circulation. The therapy comprises of synchronized external pressure applied on the lower limbs during the diastole phase of the heart cycle.
“A few years ago, an X-ray revealed that I had heart stenosis. Considering the high risk for my age, I did not want to undergo bypass or other forms of surgery and decided to try ECP therapy instead. After completing the full course of therapy, my health has improved significantly and it shows in my ECG and blood test results!”
“An X-ray revealed that I had severe blockages in my arteries. After completing a full course of ECP therapy, the doctor said that I no longer needed surgery because my blockages had reduced significantly. My scans even showed new blood vessel growth. The benefit from ECP therapy is great.”
“I feel much more active after ECP treatment. My chest pain and body aches have now disappeared, along with the irregular heartbeats that I used to experience. My experience of this non-invasive therapy has been great.”
“I am very grateful to have been introduced to ECP therapy. Before starting ECP therapy, I was always feeling tired and suffered from chest pain. It occurred quite frequently, so I had difficulty going about my daily activities. After 35 sessions of ECP therapy, my chest pain was gone. I noticed a big difference in my health. I feel great!”
Application of a 3-lead ECG enables the compression of the blood vessels to be timed according to one's heartbeat. During diastolic phase, pressure cuffs wrapped around the calves, thighs and hips inflate sequentially. The precise inflation during diastole enhances oxygenated blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. Right before the next heart contraction, the cuffs deflate simultaneously, thus decreasing the cardiac workload. This cycle augments systemic and coronary perfusion pressure while reducing left ventricular afterload. Venous return and cardiac output are also increased. These effects from ECP therapy lead to improvement in ischemia symptoms.
Chronic stable angina patients who respond well to ECP therapy often experience1:
To date, over 200 peer-reviewed clinical studies have been performed and published to understand the benefits of ECP on some of the world’s top diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and hypertension.
Based on current studies of the ECP mechanism, benefits of ECP have included: