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Ugeskr Laeger. 2007 Jun 25;169(26):2507-12.

[Enhanced external counterpulsation. Evidence of effect on patients suffering from angina pectoris and for whom revascularisation is not possible].

[Article in Danish]

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Herning Sygehus, Medicinsk Afdeling, Herning. hecom@ringamt.dk

Abstract

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive therapy for patients suffering from angina pectoris and for whom revascularisation is not possible. A standard EECP treatment comprises 35 hours over 7 weeks. Cuffs wrapped around the lower extremities and the hips are inflated with air in each diastole and deflated instantly at onset of systole. EECP has a long lasting effect on angina pectoris. Several studies using different methods of assessment with objective blinded methods, have shown that EECP-therapy reduces the ischemic area of the left ventricle.

PMID:
17725894
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