EECP approved for heart failure. (Clinical Capsules).
For the noninvasive therapy, leg cuffs are timed to inflate at specific intervals. External pressure is provided to the peripheral vasculature when the heart is at rest, and the pressure is released when the heart beats.
Pulses that counter the heart's beating are thought to decrease the organ's workload as well as to improve its oxygen supply according to EECP marketer Vasomedical, Westbury, N.Y.
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|Title Annotation:||enhanced external counterpulsation therapy|
|Author:||Moon, Mary Ann|
|Publication:||Internal Medicine News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 15, 2002|
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