At Rochester Medical Center, we’re proud to offer innovative treatments that revolutionize cardiac care, and one such treatment is Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP). EECP is a non-invasive therapy that has shown remarkable results in managing and improving symptoms of various cardiac conditions, including angina, heart failure, and coronary artery disease.

Understanding EECP

Enhanced External Counterpulsation involves the use of inflatable cuffs wrapped around the patient’s legs, which are synchronized with the heartbeat. During the diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle (when the heart is at rest), the cuffs inflate, increasing blood flow to the coronary arteries and improving circulation throughout the body. This process reduces the heart’s workload, enhances oxygen delivery to the heart muscle, and promotes the formation of collateral blood vessels, ultimately relieving angina symptoms and improving cardiac function.

Benefits of EECP

One of the key benefits of EECP is its non-invasive nature, making it a safe and well-tolerated treatment option for patients who may not be candidates for invasive procedures like angioplasty or bypass surgery. EECP sessions are typically conducted on an outpatient basis and require no anesthesia or recovery time, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, EECP has been shown to produce long-lasting effects, with many patients experiencing sustained improvements in angina symptoms and overall quality of life.

The Role of EECP at Rochester Medical Center

At Rochester Medical Center, we believe in providing comprehensive, patient-centered care that addresses the unique needs of each individual. Our experienced cardiac team includes board-certified cardiologists and specially trained technicians who are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of care. We offer state-of-the-art EECP therapy in a comfortable and supportive environment, ensuring that patients receive the personalized attention and guidance they need throughout their treatment journey. We are known for our Enhanced External Counterpulsation treatments. With thousands of patients since 2001, we have an impressive success rate of 95%.

Enhanced External Counterpulsation is a groundbreaking therapy that offers new hope for patients living with cardiac conditions. At Rochester Medical Center, we’re committed to harnessing the power of innovation to revolutionize cardiac care and improve the lives of our patients.

If you or a loved one are seeking effective, non-invasive treatment options for angina or other cardiac conditions, schedule a consultation today with our expert cardiac team. Together, we can pave the way to a healthier heart and a brighter future.