Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) – A Non-Invasive Route to Heart Health

Introduction Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) has emerged as a groundbreaking non-invasive therapy for patients suffering from heart conditions. This therapy, embraced by health centers like Dé Living Center, offers a ray of hope for those seeking alternatives to traditional invasive heart procedures.

What is EECP? EECP is a technique that uses pneumatic cuffs (similar to blood pressure cuffs) on the legs to enhance blood flow back to the heart. The cuffs inflate and deflate in sync with the heart’s cycle, effectively reducing the heart’s workload and improving blood flow to the coronary arteries.

The Process During an EECP session, the patient lies on a bed, and cuffs are wrapped around the calves, thighs, and buttocks. These cuffs are connected to a machine that carefully times the inflation and deflation with the patient’s heartbeat, detected via an ECG monitor.


  • Alleviates symptoms of angina (chest pain).
  • Improves exercise tolerance.
  • Increases energy levels and overall stamina.
  • Reduces reliance on medication for some patients.
  • Offers an alternative for patients not eligible for surgery.

Ideal Candidates EECP is particularly beneficial for patients with chronic stable angina, heart failure, or those who have not responded well to other treatments. It’s also an option for individuals who cannot undergo surgical procedures due to other health complications.

Conclusion EECP at Dé Living Center signifies a significant step forward in heart care, offering a safe, effective, and non-surgical option to improve heart health and quality of life.

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