If so, then our board-certified physicians in Cardiovascular Medicine recommend external counter pulsation therapy (ECP) – an alternative noninvasive treatment for bypass surgery and angioplasty.
At California Heart Specialists, we have provided outstanding cardiac care to the residents of Southern California for more than 10 years. We provide our patients with ECP therapy daily and our staff create a comfortable environment to cater to each of our patient’s needs.
About Our Procedure
ECP therapy treats severe angina, chest pain, and shortness of breath that results from the lack of oxygen delivery to your heart muscles. Inflated cuffs are wrapped around your thighs, calves, and lower abdomen, and three electrical leads are placed on your upper body. By analyzing the electrical signals from your heart, the cuffs are able to inflate and push blood from your lower limbs to your heart.This increases the blood and oxygen delivery to the heart, allowing new vessels to be formed.
Our specialists recommend ECP for patients who suffer from chest pain caused by blockages of the coronary arteries. ECP is an effective and safe therapy with proven records of little to no side effects while treating thousands of patients worldwide.
Minimal preparation is required. We advise patients to wear tight-fitting elastic garments to prevent irritation that may be caused by pulsation cuffs.
We Assure the Best in Cardiac Health
Our physicians are friendly and caring. They provide the best ECP treatment to help patients live full and active lifestyles. Our cardiologists will first determine whether ECP is right for you. If so, trained staff and technologists will ensure that your sessions are safe, effective and comfortable.
How Does ECP Benefit Patients?
Depending on individual patients, our external counter pulsation therapy benefits patients in the following ways:
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