Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) treatment in non-invasive cardiology – a method of treating ischemic heart disease and heart failure, noninvasive method. This technique has long been known, but only Now, thanks to the latest technologies, gaining popularity .. Background: rioritet to use the new method belongs to the American and Chinese researchers. Over the past two decades EECP widely used in many major medical centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Since 1998, the University of Pittsburgh is an international registry of patients. Already registered about 25,000 patients with CHD and CHF, past and continuing treatment with EECP. Duration of observation is more than 10 years.
As for the second quarter of 2009 in the United States employs more than 1,500 units of EECP. Nearly 50 countries, this method is recognized and used to treat patsientov.Usilennaya external counterpulsation: The primary and main indication for EECP is coronary heart disease, not amenable to medication or other treatment. Treatment of coronary artery disease often presents great that in Russia more than 75% of patients with coronary heart disease are combined antianginal therapy, with 63% of them maintained more than 5 strokes per week. EECP is an alternative for failure of medical therapy, as well as the inability to perform balloon angioplasty or to surgical treatment. Uniqueness of the method associated with the possibility of its use in outpatient treatment.
The impact created by compression of the lower extremities with compression seals. Cuffs drumsticks, thighs and buttocks sequentially inflated, creating a retrograde wave of blood pressure in the arteries. Moments of the beginning of reduction relative to the cardiac cycle are regulated so that the pressure wave reaches the aortic arch at the time of diastole. Increasing the pressure at the mouth of the aorta in the diastolic phase leads to increased blood flow in coronary vessels. The simultaneous emptying (blowing) of all cuffs are before systole.