Recent research has revealed a significant increase in the number of people in their forties and fifties who suffer from heart illness. Due to their sedentary lifestyle, stress, and high-stress life, 40-55-year-olds are now more likely to develop heart illness than older age groups.
If you have been struggling with heart disease and are considering open heart surgery, there is another option!
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) has been shown to be effective in treating many symptoms of cardiovascular diseases. Read on to learn more about EECP treatment, including who is eligible and who should not seek treatment.
What is EECP?
EECP is short for External Counter Pulsation Therapy. It is a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment for heart diseases. The therapy uses pressure cuffs placed on the lower legs to improve blood flow to the heart. The cuffs inflate and deflate in sync with the patient’s heartbeat. EECP has been shown to be effective in improving symptoms of heart disease, as well as reducing the risk of heart attacks and death.
Who is Eligible for EECP Treatment?
There are many people who could potentially benefit from treatment. To be eligible for EECP treatment, you must have coronary artery disease that has been diagnosed by a cardiologist. You must also be able to tolerate the procedure and have no contraindications to EECP. The following patients are also eligible:-
- Those who have had an angioplasty or bypass surgery but still exhibit symptoms of chronic heart disease.
- Individuals who are unable to have surgery because to a medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension, or renal impairment.
- Who simply do not want to get surgery.
- Someone who is heavily dependent on medicines or one who must limit their activity in order to avoid angina.
What are the benefits of EECP treatment?
EECP therapy is a safe and effective treatment for heart disease. It can improve the quality of life for patients with heart disease and help them to live longer and healthier lives. EECP therapy can also reduce the symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain and shortness of breath.
Open heart surgery risks
It is common for people to experience anxiety and fear when faced with the prospect of open-heart surgery. One of the most common risks of heart surgery is infection. Infections can occur at the site of the incision, or they may develop inside the chest cavity. Infections can be serious and even life-threatening. Other risks include bleeding, blood clots, and reactions to anesthesia.
Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the risks associated with heart surgery.
Heart disease is more than just clogged arteries. It is a disease that affects the entire circulatory system, from the brain to the toes. It is not enough to just open one or two isolated blockages to address the problem. In reality, EECP addresses the whole circulatory system, automatically bypassing any obstructions.
EECP aids in the formation of new blood vessels and the strengthening of your heart by generating nitric oxide, which relaxes your arteries. EECP also decreases blood artery inflammation, which contributes to heart disease. Furthermore, EECP has been shown to lower stress and sadness in individuals with cardiac disease due to improved symptoms and the capacity to perform their regular jobs without pain, discomfort, or worry.
SAAOL Science and Art of Living has been providing this alternative therapy for more than 26 years. We also promote healthy dietary and lifestyle changes to make treatment much more beneficial.