ECP or external counter pulsation is a safe, effective, non-surgical rehabilitative treatment for patients whose life is affected by symptoms of Angina, Coronary Artery Disease [CAD] and Congestive Heart Failure [CHF].
ECP May Be Right for You If:
Your doctor will need to review your medical history, and decide if ECP is right for you.
Benefits of ECP:
How Does ECP Work?
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any risks associated with this treatment?
Your doctor will review your medical history and determine the potential for any risks or complications.
Are there patients who are potentially unable to receive treatment?
Patients who had or have AAA, DVT, surgery or intervention within the last 8 weeks, severe CHF, uncontrolled A-Fib, tachycardia, currently on anticoagulant therapy and/or are pregnant may not be a good candidate for this treatment. Your doctor will determine if this treatment is right for you.
How do I feel after a treatment?
You may feel fatigued after the first few treatments. This is a typical and expected outcome if you do not exercise regularly. This will decrease with each treatment.
How long is the expected length of treatment?
A typical course of treatment will include 35 one hour sessions throughout seven weeks, although some patients may require more treatments.
Will my insurance cover this treatment?
Medicare does cover this treatment, as well as most private insurances. If your physician believes ECP is the right treatment for you, our billing department will work with your insurance for approval.
Advantages of ECP