Recent Publications

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) in rehabilitation of erectile dysfunctions: A narrative literature review. S.A. Raeis-Sadat, F. Allameh, A. Javaid Annals of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine May 2018, http://doi/10.1016/j.rehab.2018.05.906

 

Effects of Enhanced External Counterpulsation on Heart Rate Recovery in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Akram Sardari, Sayed Kianoosh Hosseini, Ali Borzorgi, Masoumeh Lotfi-Tokaldeny, Hakimeh Sadeghian, Mostafa Nejelian The Journal of Tehran University Heart Center pISSN: 1735-8620, eISSN: 2008-2371

 

A Comparative Assessment to Evaluate Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Effect on Physical Profile and Quality of Life in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Coronary Heart Disease Patients. Vikram Singh, Girija Kumari, Bimal Chhajer, Ashok Kumar Jhingan, Saurabh Dahiya Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol 8(06), pp113-123, June 2018

 

External counterpulsation for the treatment of patients with refractory angina. Rovshan Huseyn Alakbarov, Tofig Shahmur Jahangirov, Orazbek Sakhov, Sholpan Zhangelova. Journal of Clinical Medicine of Kazakhstan, Rovshan Huseyn DOI 10.23950/1812-2892-JCMK-00576

 

Can enhanced external counterpulsation as a non-invasive modality be useful in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy after coronary artery bypass grafting? AA Abdelwahab, AM Elsaied – The Egyptian Heart Journal, 2018.

This randomized study enrolled 42 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and demonstrated the successful use of EECP therapy to relieve or improve the symptoms of angina or heart failure when combined with medical treatment. Teh EECP group received 35 sessions of EECP in addition to their medical treatment and the control was limited to medical treatment only. When the groups were followed up for 3 months, EECP treated group (n=20) showed a marked improvement in a reduction of the frequency of angina, their need for sublingual nitrates per week and re-hospitalization needed when compared to the control group (n=22), despite similar severity of symptons in both groups. For more information go to: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/the-egypt…/articles-in-press

Chronic refractory angina pectoris: recent progress and remaining challenges, Johannes Waltenberger, European Heart Journal  – Published 31 July 2017

As described by Prof. Johannes Waltenberger in his editorial entitled, Chronic refractory angina pectoris (CRAP): recent progress and remaining challenges, published 31 July 2017 in the European Heart Journal refractory angina occurs in patients with advanced, often diffuse coronary artery disease (CAD). These patients fail to be completely revascularized by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and/or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and continue to have remaining angina pectoris symptoms despite maximal pharmacological therapy. Among the novel modalities for improving myocardial perfusion in these patients Prof. Waltenberger cites Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) therapy. To access the entire editorial click on https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx421

 

Evaluation of the role of enhanced external counter pulsation in patients with chronic heart failure Sabapathy Kannappan*, Thirumal Babu Kannappan – International Journal of Advances in Medicine Aug 2017 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20173081

 

Effects of enhanced external counterpulsation on skeletal muscle gene expression in patients with severe heart failure

M Melin, A Montelius, L Rydén, A Gonon, I Hagerman… – Clinical Physiology and …, 2016 Summary Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment in which leg cuff compressions increase diastolic aortic pressure and coronary perfusion. EECP is offered to patients with refractory angina pectoris and increases physical capacity.

 

Effect of Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Treatment on Aortic Blood Pressure, Arterial Stiffness and Ejection Fraction in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Ramasamy S, Sushma N, Chokkalingam M, Arumugam C, Nayar P

This recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research demonstrated that EECP therapy has a haemodynamically favourable differential effect in normal and low brachial systolic pressure and this is mainly driven by improvement in LV function in patients with symptomatic CAD with LV dysfunction.

EECP abstracts presented at the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GWICC) Oct 13-16, 2016 in Beijing, China.

GW27-e0987 Effects of Enhanced External Counterpulsation on Relieving Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

L Weijie, W Zhou, X Li, H Zhang, G Wu, X Zhang – Journal of the American College of …, 2016

RESULTS Mean age of the subjects was 58.11+ 8.24 years and their mean quality of life
was 51.21+ 8.32. There was a statistically significant relationship between quality of life and variables such as age (P< 0.001), education level (P< 0.001), occupation (P= 0.004),

GW27-e0597 Enhanced external counterpulsation promotes reendothelialization capacity of endothelial progenitor cells via activation of Tie2-dependent signaling …

J Xu, J Liao, Y Xiong, F Zhu, Z Zheng, H Zhan – Journal of the American College of …, 2016

METHODS Sixteen wistar rats (250+ 10g) were randomly divided into 2 groups, control
group: intraperitoneal injection of saline; Dox group: intraperitoneal injection of Dox
(3mg/kg), once every two days. Medicine was taken 4 times totally, and accumulative

 

GW27-e0992 Effects of Enhanced External Counterpulsation on Improving Quality of Life and Exercise Tolerance in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

L Weijie, W Zhou, X Li, H Zhang, G Wu, X Zhang – Journal of the American College of …, 2016

RESULTS Mean age of the subjects was 58.11+ 8.24 years and their mean quality of life
was 51.21+ 8.32. There was a statistically significant relationship between quality of life and variables such as age (P< 0.001), education level (P< 0.001), occupation (P= 0.004),

 

Update of EECP Papers Published in 2016

Alternative Therapy for Medically Refractory Angina: Enhanced External Counterpulsation and Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization. Soran O. Heart Fail Clin. 2016 Jan;12(1):107-16 

Enhanced External Counterpulsation Therapy: Past, Present, and the Future. A Raza, K Steinberg, J Tartaglia, WH Frishman… – Cardiology in Review, 2016

Adaptation of external counterpulsation based on individual shear rate therapy improves endothelial function and claudication distance in peripheral artery disease EE Buschmann, M Brix, L Li, J Doreen, A Zietzer, M Li… – VASA. Zeitschrift für …, 2016 

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) decreases advanced glycation end products and proinflammatory cytokines in patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes mellitus for up to 6 months following treatment. Sardina PD, Martin JS, Dzieza WK, Braith RW. Acta Diabetol. 2016 Jun 9.

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) improves biomarkers of glycemic control in patients with non-insulin-dependent type II diabetes mellitus for up to 3 months following treatment. Sardina PD, Martin JS, Avery JC, Braith RW.   Acta Diabetol. 2016 May 14

Does Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Significantly Affect Myocardial Perfusion?: A Systematic Review &amp; Meta-Analysis. Qin X, Deng Y, Wu D, Yu L, Huang R. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 5;11(4):e0151822. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0151822. eCollection 2016.

Increases in Cardiac Output and Oxygen Consumption During Enhanced External Counterpulsation. Ahlbom M, Hagerman I, Ståhlberg M, Manouras A, Förstedt G, Wu E, Lund LH. Heart Lung Circ. 2016 May 18. pii: S1443-9506(16)30196-2. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.04.013

The Enhanced External Counterpulsation as a Method of Non-Invasive Auxiliary Blood Circulation Used for the Combined Rehabilitative Treatment of the Patients Surviving after Ischemic Stroke (Review) M.A. Eneeva, E.V.Kostenko, A.N.Razumov, L.V.Petrova, S.N. Bobyreva, O.M.Nesul  Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2016 Jan-Feb;93(1):4-1

 

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