Latest Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Therapy article Published by Wiley Online in Aging Medicine

The publication by authors Shen Lin, Wang Xiao-ming and Wu Gui-fu entitled Expert consensus on the clinical application of enhanced external counterpulsation in elderly people (2019 DOI: 10.1002/agm2.12097) was published this month by Beijing Hospital and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. Online in Aging Medicine. EECP therapy, which was first introduced in the treatment of angina, has been subsequently applied in various conditions including heart failure, ischemic cerebrovascular diseases and so on, with documented evidence of benefits in many peer reviewed publications. Improvements of symptoms patients with diabetes, ischemic eye diseases, sudden hearing loss, male erectile dysfunction, sleep disorders, etc. have also been reported. As a safe, non-invasive and effective treatment, EECP has attracted interest from geriatricians who care for elderly with multiple comorbidities. Recent years have seen an ever-expanding pool of evidence concerning the positive effects of EECP. In view of this, the Cardiovascular Group of the Geriatric Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Geriatrics and the Geriatric Group of the External Counterpulsation Branch of the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering have jointly produced this “Expert consensus on the clinical application of EECP in elderly people”, in order to standardize and promote the use of EECP in a geriatric context in China. For more information go to:

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Updated: March 10, 2020 — 3:57 pm

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