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EECP Frequently Asked Questions

EECP Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is EEPC covered by insurance?

A. EECP is an FDA-approved procedure and is covered by Medicare and most major insurance plans. Check with your insurance plan to confirm that this outpatient treatment is covered under your specific health plan.

Q. Do I need a referral from my doctor?

A. Yes. Your physician will make sure that the treatment is appropriate for your condition.

Q. Am I a candidate for EECP?

A. EECP is a proven, effective treatment for those with coronary artery disease or chronic stable angina. It may be appropriate for you if:

  • You have angina (chest pain) or its equivalent
  • Nitroglycerin does not provide adequate reliever from your angina
  • You have been told that you are not a candidate for bypass surgery or angioplasty
  • You underwent bypass surgery or angioplasty in the past and angina has returned
  • You are a woman with small coronary vessels
  • You want explore all treatment options for coronary artery disease

EECP may be beneficial for virtually any condition in which poor circulation is a contributing factor. These conditions include congestive heart failure, diabetic neuropathy, erectile dysfunction, hypertension, kidney disease, memory disorders, peripheral vascular disease, Parkinson's disease and vision problems.

Only you and your doctor together can determine whether EECP is the best treatment for your specific condition. To learn more about EECP, you can visit or call 978-937-6665.
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