Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
EECP is a non-invasive, outpatient treatment for chronic stable angina and anginal equivalents: chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, or fatigue. EECP is recommended for patients who may have exhausted other treatment methods, such as bypass surgery, angioplasty, arterial stents, or antianginal medications. EECP uses cuff-like devices on the upper and lower legs that increase the blood flow to the heart by timed squeezing with the heart cycle and rhythm. It may help the blood flow around blocked or partially blocked arteries by promoting the growth of new vessels and also rerouting blood through nearby branches.