EECP treatment is a continuous treatment that stretches to 35 hours. This period is broken into every day one hour periods spread over six days a week. Treatment is a painless and comfortable procedure. EECP treatment procedure involves no Hospitalization or risks. In some instances, as per the physician's advice, it can be taken twice daily with an interval of 2-3 hours and be completed in three weeks. You are advised to take the treatment without frequent interruptions. Missed treatments are usually made up, so you receive all 35 sessions. Usually, patients can watch TV or listen to music during the treatment sessions.During the EECP treatment, procedure is not abnormal to feel tired after the first few sessions, but this will pass as the sessions progress. Each patient responds differently. Most patients begin to feel improvement after about 15-20 sessions.EECP Treatment Preparation
The patient is made to lie on a comfortable table, and large blood pressure-like cuffs (used commonly in instruments measuring blood pressure!) are wrapped around the legs and buttocks. These cuffs inflate and deflate at specific intervals between heartbeats. A continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to set the timing of inflation and deflation. The cuffs will inflate when the heart is at rest, and they deflate at the end of the rest period. Special sensors check the blood's oxygen level continuously and the pressure waves created by the inflations and deflations.EECP Actual procedure
Overall EECP treatment procedure is a simple, painless procedure easily tolerated by young to older adults.