Related Services
Nuclear Medicine
Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (Coronary CTA)
Cardiac Catheterisation
Coronary Angiography
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (P.C.I)
with various stents
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
Cardio Pulmonary Support System
Stem Cell Therapy
Pacemaker Implant
CT Coronary Angiogram and Calcium Score
Radio Isotope Perfusion Stress Test
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)

What does the treatment involve and how long does it take?

Treatment with EECP involves a series of 35 one-hour sessions over a period of approximately seven weeks. You must report to the medical centre in time for each scheduled appointment and allow extra time to change into appropriate attire before beginning therapy.

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.

Must you do anything special to prepare for treatment?

Since you have been selected as a candidate by your treating physician, little else is required in the way of preparation.

Are there any precautions to take while receiving treatment?

You should continue taking your medication at the regular prescribed dosages throughout the course of treatment and confer with your physician as needed.

Are there any adverse reactions related to treatment with EECP?

There are no known adverse effects as a result of receiving treatment with EECP.

How soon can I expect to feel an improvement in my condition?

Because each individual’s condition is unique, there is no specific time when you can expect to feel an improvement. Experience has shown however that patients tend to report some improvement in their condition after as few as 10 or 12 treatment sessions, although others do require longer.

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