New EECP Articles Published in the First Six Months of 2021

In the first six months of 2021 there have been six new articles published in medical journals coming from key medical centers in Russia, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Italy and the United States. These articles demonstrate the growing interest in Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) around the world. The growing awareness of EECP and the expansion of new centers indicates a renewed interest in the therapy as many clinicians recognize the need for a cost- effective treatment of refractory angina and many other cardiovascular diseases. Once the effectiveness is seen and the understanding of how the therapy’s mechanisms of action work in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of cardiovascular disease more physicians are anxious to refer patients or become providers.

The publications listed below have been added to the International EECP Society (IEECPS) Bibliography ( on the IEECPS web site at

Myocardial strain and refractory angina: an intriguing puzzle Vitarelli A The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

Acute Effect of Enhanced External Counterpulsation on the Carotid Hemodynamic Parameters in Patients with High Cardiovascular Risk Factors Zhang T, Mai Z, Du J, Zhouy W, Wei W, Wang H, Yao C, Zhang X, Huang H, Wu G – Frontiers in Physiology doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.615443

Enhanced External Counterpulsation as a Novel Treatment for Post-acute COVID-19 Sequalae Dayrit JK, Verduzco-Gutierez M, Teal A, Shah S –  Cureus 13(4): e14358. doi:10.7759/cureus.14358

The effect of external counterpulsation on instrinsic myocardial function evaluated by speckle tracking echocardiography in refractory angina patients: a randomized controlled trial Pravian D, Soesanto AM, Ambari AM, Kuncoro AS, Dwiputra B, Muliawan HS, Sukmawan R – International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

New opportunities, prospects and the expansion of clinical indications for the use of EECP  Bockeria L.A., Bokeria O.L. Glushko L.A., Polyakova The Bulletin of the Bakoulev Center Cardiovascular Diseases

The Effect of Enhanced External Counterpulsation on Platelet Aggregation in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease Yating Wang1 & Danyan Xu, Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy  DOI: 10.1007/s10557-020-07140-4

Enhanced external counterpulsation: A unique treatment for the “No Option” refractory angina patient. Jose Caceres MD  Patricia Atal MD  Rohit Arora MD  Derek Yee DOI:10:1111/jcpt.13330

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