Treatment
 
What is EECP?
EECP (Enhanced External Counter Pulsation) is a non-surgical and non-invasive therapy treatment approved by US FDA for ischemic heart diseases. It is essentially a heart treatment without heart surgery or any side effects. Rather than surgically operating on heart, EECP enables the latest technology innovations to offer painless and risk-free therapy which focuses on increasing blood supply throughout the body thus prolonging good health of heart for many years. Scientifically proven to be safe, effective and beneficial for long term, EECP therapy is globally credited for the long lasting heart health in patients without having to go through any side effects of heavy medication or typical heart surgeries.
 
 
How does EECP work?
EECP therapy increases heart’s blood supply by forming and enhancing the network of a person’s natural blood vessels to sustain blood flow throughout the body. By exerting specific pressure on blood arteries, it opens patient’s dormant blood collaterals, dilates coronary blood vessels and also creates new blood vessels to allow the blood to detour around blocked or narrowed arteries and to reach to the muscles that aren’t getting enough blood supply. By increasing the oxygenated blood flow through more, new blood collaterals and reducing pressure on closed arteries, EECP simply offers patient’s heart a ‘natural bypass’.
In a nutshell, EECP develops a natural phenomenon of ‘Collateral Circulation’ which one can also normally achieve through years of cardiovascular exercise. But in this case, instead of taking years of long, gradual process, EECP immediately triggers and accelerates the desired effect in patient’s body and also helps to make that effect permanent.
 
   
Why EECP?
Unlike typical heart surgery, EECP is a painless, non-invasive, outpatient and completely safe cardiac therapy. It enhances patient’s overall blood circulation in a way that it not only allows easy blood flow but also restores patient’s heart to its former, natural health & strength. It also improves patient’s endothelial cell function which in turn reduces the chances of getting heart attacks in future.
  The main benefits of EECP:
 
  • Painless non-surgical treatment
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • No need for hospitalization
  • No heavy medications
  • Low risk
  • No side-effects
  • No recovery time needed
  • Reduced chances of future cardiac arrests
  • Long sustained healthy heart
  • Improved overall quality of life and feeling of wellness
  • The best natural alternative for heart surgery
  • ANGINA
  • ANGIOPLASTY (PTCA) OR BYPASS SURGERY (CABG)
  • CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (CAD)
  • CORONARY HEART DISEASE (CHD)
  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE (PVD)
  • ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)
  • CARDIAC CHEST PAIN
  • CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
  • INTESTINAL VASCULAR INSUFFICIENCY
  • EDEMA OR VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY
  • CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
  OTHER BENEFITS OF EECP:
 
  • KIDNEY DISEASE
  • MEMORY DISORDERS
  • DIABETES AND DIABETIC NEUROPATHY
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS
  • VISION IMPAIRMENT
  • SPORTS ENHANCEMENT
  • ANTI AGING
 
   
Who can avail of EECP?
  • Chronic angina pectoris (chest pain) patients
  • Heart failure and congestive heart failure patients
  • Myocardial infarction (Heart Attack) or cardiogenic shock patients
  • Atherosclerosis (plaque in arteries / blocked arteries) patients
  • Patients who cannot undergo heart surgeries due to age, weakness or complications
  • Diabetic patients with poor blood circulation
  • Renal hypertension patients
  • Cerebral arteriosclerosis / Thrombosis / embolism patients
  • Chronic Fatigue (tiredness) syndrome patients
 
   
How is EECP Therapy treatment done?
EECP therapy consists of approximately 35 one-hour sessions for the period of 1 month. Depending on patient’s response to the treatment, the additional hours may be required.
During the treatment, the patient lies on a comfortable treatment table with large blood pressure-like cuffs wrapped around legs and buttocks. These cuffs inflate and deflate at specific times between the patient’s heartbeats. A continuous electro cardiogram (ECG) is used to set the timing so the cuffs inflate while the heart is at rest, when it normally gets its supply of blood and oxygen. The cuffs deflate at the end of that rest period, just before the next heart beat. The special sensor applied to your finger checks the oxygen level in your blood and monitors the pressure waves created by the cuff inflation and deflation.
These sessions do not affect patient’s daily living or overall health. They can comfortably perform all their routine functions and even do office work like usual.

  Specialists
All SMIC teams consist of expert & experienced health care professionals who are completely dedicated to care and well being of patients. From reputed heart care specialists to experienced technical staff, every professional at SMIC has one common goal in mind: To provide the best and warm care to each and every patient.
Each member of SMIC teams is chosen for his/her high academic achievement as well as skills and is extensively trained for a long period with extra attention to the development of hospitality skills. Well-equipped with training and resources, our cardiac care specialists ensure that patients feel welcome in SMIC and receive all the physical as well as psychological support for the best recovery and prolonged good health.

Clinics
The core focus of SMIC clinic setup is to make patients feel comfortable and energetic all the time. Unlike typical cardiac hospitals, our EECP clinics brim with the feeling of wellness and positive energy that help patients in more ways than one. These clinics are well crafted to make patients feel at home and rejuvenated while receiving the treatment.
The ambiance of all clinics is bright, cheery and sophisticated to give out fresh vibes. From furniture to hospitality and from waiting rooms to treatment areas, everything is planned to remove the stress on patient’s mind. We see to it that they enjoy a healthy, positive feeling that eventually helps in regenerating their physical and psychological strength.

Ambulance
Cardiac emergencies are extremely time-sensitive and reaching the right clinic in minimum time makes a huge difference. Precisely why, SMIC clinics are connected to a large network of ambulances which are on call 24X7 for emergency help.
All the ambulances are pre-tested and vehicle operators are trained for premium service delivery. They are also assisted by the medical staff to keep patients extremely comfortable as well as keep the transition smooth, so as to enable the warm and caring experience for the patient.