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EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) Treatment Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) to foreign patients.

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Fethi Kiliçaslan

Cardiology Specialist

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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Hospital General de Catalunya

The Hospital Universitario General de Catalunya is one of the most prestigious medical centers in Catalonia. Since 1984 they offer the patient comprehensive care.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

In the Cardiology Center, patients can access consultations in various specialties that will provide full support, the best care and all the appropriate tools to respond to the needs of you and your family.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The department of cardiology at Hospital Ruber Internacional offers all aspects of medical treatment for heart conditions.

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Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best

Listed cardiologists:

Dr. Said Barakat

Cardiology - Head of Service, Head of Clinical and Complementary Tests

Dr. Javier Rodriguez Alzueta

Cardiology - Head of Service, Head of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias Section

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Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

Listed cardiologist:

Dr. José Ángel Cabrera Rodríguez

Head of Division of Cardiology

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

3 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Atul Marwah

Consultant in Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Saurin Patel

Consultant Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Interventions

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About EECP

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is EECP?
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a procedure for the treatment of angina, heart failure or cardiomyopathy. It reduces symptoms of ischemia, and enhances the functional ability and quality of life of the patient.
EECP is a noninvasive procedure that uses inflatable cuffs to compress the blood vessels of the lower limbs. These cuffs are placed around the calves, thighs and buttocks of the patient. In this procedure, the blood flow in the coronary arteries is increased.
EECP is enhanced by computer technology, blood pressure monitors and elctrocardiography. These facilitate accurate timing of the inflation and deflation of the pressure cuffs with the heart beat and blood pressure of the patient.

How is EECP Performed?

  • The patient’s systole and diastole of the heart is measured by placing three ECG stickers on the patient’s chest.
  • The patient is required to lie down on a bed.
  • The patient’s calves, thighs and buttocks are wrapped around with blood pressure cuffs.
  • When the heart relaxes at the precise time of diastole, the cuffs start inflating from the calves, moving upwards to the buttocks. This leads to a counter pulsation of the blood.
  • When the heart contracts, the cuffs quickly deflate and relax. The sensation may feel like a firm massage.

What is the Treatment Regimen of EECP? EECP consists of 35 hours of treatment. The patient may take a one hour session per day. The patient may also take two hours of treatment in a day, with a gap in between the first and second hour. In some cases, patients may need additional treatments if they do not respond to the treatment by the 30th session.
After the treatment course is complete, the patient can still continue a maintenance dose of EECP for one to two days a week.

How to Prepare for EECP?
  • The patient is required to wear tight fitting clothing such as athletic tights to avoid chafing.
  • The patient is asked to stop smoking and using tobacco products.
  • The patient’s blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate and weight are determined and recorded.
  • The patient’s legs are checked for symptoms of possible vascular problems.
  • The patient is informed about the benefits and risks of EECP by the health care team.
  • The patient needs to sign a consent form before the procedure.

Duration of procedure/surgery : One to two hours per session.

Days admitted : EECP is performed as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia : None.

Recovery : - EECP is known to benefit patients with results similar to angioplasty and bypass surgery. Significant improvements are noticed after EECP among 80% of the patients. - As EECP does not completely prevent recurrent coronary artery disease, the patient needs to make lifestyle changes and take the prescribed medications.

Risks : EECP is a safe treatment. A side effect that may result is chafing and leg pain due to the compression caused by the cuffs.

After care : - The patient should quit smoking as smoking damages blood vessels and causes high blood pressure. - The patient should maintain a healthy weight by following a restrained diet and exercising. - A cardiac rehabilitation exercise program that is supervised by professional is beneficial for the patient. - The patient’s diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and non-fat dairy products. - Some prescribed medications need to be taken on a life-long basis. - The patient should follow up with the doctor regularly.

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