Coronary artery disease is negatively impacting the lives of millions of people around the planet. Surgery and pharmaceutical intervention were the only options that were available for individuals dealing with this condition. ECP offers an alternative that brings benefits to coronary artery disease sufferers.
Understanding the Benefits of ECP Heart Care
One of the best ways to describe the ECP process would be comparing it to what happens when toothpaste is squeezed from the bottom of an almost empty toothpaste tube. During the procedure, pneumatic cuffs, which are best described as something akin to the cuffs that a doctor will put on you when testing your blood pressure, are going to be put on certain parts of your body. Air hoses are connected to the pneumatic cuffs. Eventually, the cuffs will tighten around the appendage that it is covering.
You will have electrodes on your chest, and these will be used by the medical professional to examine your heart rate. The cuffs are being inflated in harmony with your heartbeat. This increases the amount of blood that makes it to your heart and increases the oxygen that reaches your heart.
As the process is repeated, blood vessels that you have that might be restricted start to open up. And your blood starts to use small channels to travel to the heart. Basically, what happens is that your body produces a natural bypass around arteries that are not functioning properly. As a result, your symptoms of coronary artery disease go away.
It is important to note that this is not a one-time therapy. It is a therapy that you will need to have many times. The therapy is divided into treatments that are spaced out a set amount of time apart. Since this is a non-invasive therapy, when it is done, you can get up and go right back to work or your other daily activities.
ECP heart care is a safe treatment. It’s rare that there are any side effects. The side effects that do happen are treatable and minimal. For the most part, this is an extremely convenient treatment for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
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Make an appointment at the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville to learn about how you can take control of your coronary artery disease. ECP heart care may work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!