Capital Region Medical Center provides Enhanced
External Counterpulsation (EECP).
People who suffer with angina – characterized by agonizing chest pain
brought on by exercise or emotional stress – can benefit from EECP. EECP
is used in patients who continue to have symptoms after bypass surgery or balloon
angioplasty and despite taking medication. It is administered in outpatient
sessions, is less costly than inpatient treatments, carries little or no risk
and is relatively comfortable for patients.
“In the United States, more than seven million people suffer with angina,” said
Dr. Jeffrey Sanders, Cardiologist, Capital City Medical Associates. “In
many cases, EECP can be an effective option that can compliment other treatment
modalities and result in a reduction in symptoms and improvement in lifestyle
and functional status.”
By treating angina with EECP, it is possible to reduce or eliminate the frequency
and intensity of chest pain, decrease the need for medication and improve the
ability to participate in activities of normal everyday life. After receiving
EECP, some patients are able to enjoy moderate exercise for the first time
since they developed angina.
EECP is available in Jefferson City at Capital Region. For more information
about EECP, please consult with your cardiologist.