FDA Approved Natural Bypass Alternative
How Effective is ECP Therapy?
Answer: Studies show that up to 80% of patients undergoing a standard course of 1 hour treatments per day, 5 days per week for 7 weeks experience significant and sometimes dramatic improvement in the frequency and severity of any chest pain symptoms. Their heart medications are commonly reduced, the number of visits to the hospital with heart caths, stents and even bypass surgery are reduced. And for folks over the age of 70, they commonly experience an increase in energy that they assume is due to their heart being stronger. Although that may be true, their increased energy is usually due to increased circulation to their brains, as well, so that their brain fog significantly lifts. It’s critically important to understand though that ECP helps to build new circulation not just in the heart but all over the body with improvement in night vision, kidney function, diabetic neuropathy and even male erectile dysfunction since all these things are reduced as a consequence of circulation problems. But what ECP cannot do though is to reverse your predisposition to develop and expand these blockages. Dr. DeStephens will always take a close look at all the risk factors that caused those blockages to occur in the first place, every one of them since ECP can buy you some time to finally get them under control so that these blockages over time can literally reverse themselves if you do everything correctly as Dr. DeStephens will clearly explain.
Are there any risks or side effects to ECP Therapy?
Answer: ECP carries little to no risk for appropriate patients. Some common, but temporary side effects reported include fatigue, muscle soreness or cramping, and headaches. If you have any questions during the course of the treatment, simply advise the technician monitoring you and he will take care of whatever the issue might be in consultation with Dr. DeStephens, if necessary.
Does insurance cover ECP Therapy?
Answer: ECP Therapy is covered by Medicare, as well as most of the major insurance carriers and healthcare plans.
When should ECP Therapy be prescribed?
Answer: ECP is indicated for patients with documented coronary artery disease with symptoms of the same but which are stable and who are not felt to be proper candidates for more invasive procedures such as coronary stents or bypass surgery.