ECP is a safe, effective, non-surgical rehabilitative treatment for patients whose life is affected by symptoms of Angina, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
ECP May Be Right for You If:
- You have heart failure or angina that medication no longer relieves.
- You have returning symptoms after open-heart surgery, angioplasty or other invasive procedures.
- Your doctor will need to review your medical history, and decide if ECP is right for you.
Benefits of ECP:
- Reduction and/or elimination in angina symptoms
- Reduction in leg pain related to Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
- Reduction in shortness of breath, fatigue and palpitations
- Reduction in medication use
- Increase in energy and exercise tolerance
- Overall improvement in quality of life
Frequently Asked Questions
Q – Are there any risks associated with this treatment?
A – Your doctor will review your medical history and determine the potential for any risks or complications.
Q – Are there patients who are potentially unable to receive treatment?
A – Patients who had or have AAA, DVT, surgery or intervention within the last 8 weeks, severe CHF, uncontrolled A-Fib, tachycardia, currently on anticoagulant therapy and/or are pregnant may not be good candidate for this treatment. Your doctor will determine if this treatment is right for you.
Q – How do feel after a treatment?
A – You may feel fatigued after the first few treatments. This is a typical and expected outcome if you do not exercise regularly. This will decrease with each treatment.
Q – How long is the expected length of treatment?
A – A typical course of treatment will include 35 one hour sessions throughout seven weeks, although some patients may require more treatments.
Q – Will my insurance cover this treatment?
A – Medicare does cover this treatment, as well as most private insurances, but it may be best to check with your insurance.