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Non-invasive Treatment

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is performed as a non-invasive treatment to lower the number and intensity of angina episodes.


Treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs and buttocks. These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the heartbeat and increase blood returned to the heart.

80% of patients who completed the 35-hour course of EECP Therapy experience significant symptom relief that may last up to three years.

​The basic principle of EECP treatment involves increasing the amount of blood returning to the heart, which helps supply more oxygen to its starved areas. With more oxygen available, the heart can function much more efficiently and therefore reduce chest pain.

What Are the Benefits of EECP Treatment?

  • Increased oxygen supply for the heart

  • Decrease in chest pain

  • Improved EKG response to exercise

  • Decrease in nitroglycerin use

  • Increase in energy

  • Increased exercise duration

  • Long term effects up to 2 years

  • Less need for anti-anginal medication

  • Decrease in symptoms of angina

  • Increased ability to do activities without onset of symptoms

  • Ability to return to enjoyable activities

As the only clinic on the Big Island administering EECP, Island Heart Care is pleased to offer this valuable resource to our community. 

Calll us today at 808.769.5225 to see if EECP is right for you.

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