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How EECP Works

How EECP Works

As you lie comfortably on a padded bed, a series of adjustable cuffs - similar to blood pressure cuffs - are wrapped around your calves, lower thighs and upper thighs. The cuffs are inflated gradually up your legs, creating pressure to push the blood from your feet and legs to your heart.

The timing of the inflation and deflation of the cuffs is matched to the rhythm of your heart. When the cuffs inflate, the blood is moved into your heart to help it fill. Just before your heart pumps the blood out, the cuffs deflate quickly, reducing resistance and decreasing the heart's workload.

Each therapy session lasts about one hour. Many people like to read, listen to music, or simply relax during that time. Most patients attend 35 one-hour sessions, once a day, over the course of a few weeks.

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