What are the physical effects of EECP? Is it uncomfortable?
The one-hour treatment sessions with EECP are painless. Because of the natural movement of the pressurized cuffs, chafing and skin irritation can occur. To prevent this, you are advised to wear tight fitting pants, such as ankle length bicycle pants. Otherwise, there is virtually no discomfort. Many patients find they are able to read, listen to their favourite music and tapes, or otherwise relax during therapy.