HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Enhanced external counterpulsation reduces angina, says University of Pittsburgh study

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 Patients with angina (chest pain) and left ventricular dysfunction respond very well to treatment using enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), with little or no future heart failure events, according to researchers from the Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The researchers suggest that EECP is an effective therapy for the 2.4 million Americans with coronary artery disease who are not candidates for invasive revascularization procedures, such as balloon angioplasty, heart bypass or stent implantation. Their findings were reported in the January issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.

EECP is a non-invasive circulatory procedure whereby long inflatable cuffs are wrapped around a patient's calves, thighs and buttocks. While the patient lies on a table, the cuffs are sequentially inflated while the heart is at rest (diastole), and then simultaneously deflated just before the heart begins to pump (systole). The heart rhythms are picked up through a computerized EKG machine. The benefits of EECP include increased blood flow to the heart and coronary arteries, thereby enabling the heart to perform at an optimal level.

Using data from the International EECP Patient Registry, the study included 363 patients age 67 and older with chest pain accompanied by severe left ventricular dysfunction. Patients underwent 32 one-hour EECP sessions five days a week for seven weeks. Prior to the study most of the patients reported that their quality of life was poor. Among the patients in the study, 85 percent previously had a heart attack, 72 percent had coronary bypass and 70 percent had some other type of invasive heart procedure. All patients were assessed at six months, one year and two years. By the end of the study, the patients reported significantly less chest pain and an improvement in quality of life. The overall two year survival rate was 83 percent and event-free survival rate was 70 p
'"/>


27-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Enhanced depression care may be cost-effective for employers
2. Enhanced brain response to smoking cues found in African American compared with caucasian smokers
3. Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis
4. FDA safety alerts for automated external defibrillators occur frequently
5. Automated external defibrillators are frequently recalled
6. New data finds recalls of automated external defibrillators to be common
7. CPR and external defibrillator training may decrease adolescent sports-related deaths
8. Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
9. Circumcision reduces HIV infection risk
10. Retinol lotion reduces the fine wrinkles from natural aging of skin
11. Improving communication with families of dying patients reduces stress, anxiety and depression

Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 Hands On HealthCare ... 17, 2015, the Annual One Day Sale on ... Hands On HCMT offers drastically reduced certificates one day a ... have enough sessions, through what used to be the slowest ... for the community as well. This once a year occurrence ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... is a difficult process. Historically providers have not ... by payers. Starting in 2015, Medicare has paved ... coordination activities. Thanks to the launch of ... providers and health systems using the platform will ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Coco Libre, the Official Coconut Water of Zappos.com Bay ... 104th running of the race. On Sunday, May 17, 2015, ... in one hour—one person about every 10 seconds. , ... the heart of the Bay Area, so unique, whimsical and ... finish line only made sense,” said Jennifer Goodrum, Coco Libre ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Gateway Building ... exterior renovations. The services the company specialize in include ... remodeling, basements, pool houses and much more. , ... by the owner of the company. It includes two ... The design was thought out to be used with ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... organization which provides vascular, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram and ... of David Sempier, a highly respected All American National ... a multi-sport athlete, I find the high level of ... to both the athlete and their athletic trainers, this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Announces Their Eighth Annual One Day Sale on Gift Certificates Will Take Place on June 17, 2015 2Health News:Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy & Wellness Day Spa Announces Their Eighth Annual One Day Sale on Gift Certificates Will Take Place on June 17, 2015 3Health News:Oculus Health Care Coordination Platform Officially Launched 2Health News:Oculus Health Care Coordination Platform Officially Launched 3Health News:Oculus Health Care Coordination Platform Officially Launched 4Health News:Coco Libre Ice Luge Sets New World Record at Bay to Breakers 2Health News:Wimbledon Athletics Recruits Team USA Athlete 2Health News:Wimbledon Athletics Recruits Team USA Athlete 3
(Date:5/22/2015)... and KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. ... (NHF) has awarded CSL Behring its 2015 ... unwavering commitment to advancing science and improving the care of ... Paul Perreault , CEO and Managing Director, CSL Limited, during ... City on May 21. "The National ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015  The Mesothelioma Victims Center ... of mesothelioma get the best possible compensation, and they ... with this rare cancer caused by exposure to ... information related to treatment options such as a ... the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... DUBLIN , May 20, 2015 ... addition of the "Guide to Prepare Application ... in China (2014 Edition) " report to ... market is one of segment market of the ... more overseas medical device manufacturers and producers to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 2Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 5China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 2China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 3
Cached News: