Is EECP approved in India?

Ajith Joy, a nuclear cardiologist at DDNMRC, observed that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the procedure in 1995, but it became available in India only in 2006 and DDNMRC began using it to treat patients a year ago. Since then, about 60 people have been treated using EECP at the hospital here.

Is EECP an alternative to bypass surgery?

EECP is a US-FDA approved alternative treatment for patients who are advised angioplasty and bypass surgery.

How do you clear a heart block without surgery?

Through angioplasty, our cardiologists are able to treat patients with blocked or clogged coronary arteries quickly without surgery. During the procedure, a cardiologist threads a balloon-tipped catheter to the site of the narrowed or blocked artery and then inflates the balloon to open the vessel.

How is EECP treatment done?

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is performed as a non-invasive treatment to lower the number and intensity of angina episodes. Treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs and buttocks.

Who invented EECP treatment?

EECP treatment originated in China where it has been extensively used since the 1960s. In the past 10 years it has been introduced to the United States, where there are currently around 1200 machines in operation.

Where can I get eecp treatment in Mumbai?

It is called Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Therapy, in short EECP commonly also known as Natural Heart Bypass. EECP Therapy is available at EECP Clinic Mumbai, located in Lokhandwala Andheri area.

Is there an option for patients with eecp?

The famous terminology adopted is “EECP IS AN OPTION FOR PATIENTS WITH NO OPTION”. Even at this seemingly end stage, EECP therapy gives many benefits to the patients. The irony is that doctors still hesitate to provide or recommended EECP therapy during the initial phase of the disease.

What does eecp do to the blood vessels?

This means the heart is pumping blood into stiffer blood vessels, which means the pressure on the blood vessels are increasing. This condition is called hypertension. EECP therapy decreases blood vessel stiffening all through the body.

How are ECP pumps used to treat angina?

ECP pumps are used for sending the oxygenated blood to the heart. When the heart starts pumping itself, ECP stops and leaves the blood vessels open without conflict. It then reduces the angina and it gets cured. It gives relief from angina.