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I was very skeptical when I began EECP®. I had tried a number of 'new' therapies for my chest pain and none of them had worked. I did not believe there was a treatment that could stop my chest pain or fatigue.
Now after completing the EECP® treatments, I can tell you that I feel so much better. Before it was very difficult for me to catch my breath and had chest pain while walking flights of stairs. I now can run up and down stairs with little difficulty breathing or having chest pain. Everyday I had to wear a nitro patch and use supplemental nitroglycerin tablets. I haven't worn a patch or had to use any nitroglycerin in 3 weeks!
My job requires that I make a lot of local deliveries. I was worried I might have to find a new job because it was getting to where I could not walk without chest pain. Now I feel strong and am able to perform my job. I feel like I could run a marathon!
When my wife and I would go to the grocery store I would either have to wait in the car or use an electric scooter. Three weeks into the EECP® treatments, we went to the store and my wife asked if I wanted to wait in the car or get a scooter. I told her I wanted to go in the store, instead of getting a scooter I was able to push the shopping cart while my wife shopped. I walked around the entire grocery store with no difficulty. It was a wonderful feeling! I had not been able to do that for 2 years.
All of my doctors have been amazed with the results from my EECP® therapy. I had a Doppler test yesterday and they found an 8% increase in circulation to my legs. The doctor said all it could be was EECP®!
Before EECP®, I could not breathe without pain, my arms and chest hurt also. I was unable to walk down to the boat dock without taking a Nitroglycerin tablet. My doctor told me about EECP®. The treatment was not something that anyone cannot endure; it just squeezes your legs, like blood pressure cuffs. I am simply amazed with the results I have experienced. Before EECP® I could not pick up a gallon of milk or a sack of potatoes without chest pain. I am now able to pick up my 43lb. grandson. This was something that I never thought I would be able to do, and I credit EECP® for this ability. I can walk across 40 acres of pasture without chest pain. EECP® is the best thing angina patients can do for themselves. I would even recommend it to my enemy! Along with the treatment, the staff was absolutely excellent.
When I first heard of the EECP® treatments, I was scared because I didn't know what to expect. I went to my primary care physician with the EECP® literature. After reviewing it with him, we decided that I should try the program and if it gave me any problems I could stop. After a couple weeks of receiving EECP® treatments I had an appointment to see my physician, he was so impressed. He couldn't believe how much easier I was breathing and the increased amount of energy was obvious. He immediately turned to a young physician in his internship and told him to take this material back to his professors because everybody needs to know about EECP®.
We have a family tradition, every Sunday after church, I would cook dinner. Because of my shortness of breath, I had to stop doing this family ritual. Prior to EECP®, when I attempted to prepare the meal, I would have to lie down because I would become too tired to complete the task. Once I started EECP®, my youngest granddaughter told me how much she missed coming over on Sunday afternoons. I promised her I would cook for the family the following Sunday. I was able to cook a traditional dinner for seventeen family members and 2 of my neighbors. Afterwards, I was able to clean the kitchen without fatigue. I have more energy now than I can ever remember. Taking EECP® therapy was the best decision I could have made for myself.
Before receiving EECP treatments, I would have angina as much as ten times a day with daily Nitroglycerin use. Thankfully, I learned about EECP® through my doctor. I was able to relax during the treatment watching DVDs. Now, no more angina! I am able to do the activities I enjoy without worrying about triggering an episode of angina. It's a valid procedure, and I definitely recommend it.
My attacks of angina would start on the side of my shoulder and advance to my jaw. I had difficulty while driving and doing yard work. I underwent EECP® after hearing about it from my physician. Since completion of my treatments, all my activities are back to normal. I have not had any chest pain since I started EECP®! It's fantastic! For patients suffering with angina, I say, Take it!
When my wife and I would go to the grocery store I would either have to wait in the car or use an electric scooter. Three weeks into the EECP® treatments, we went to the store and my wife asked if I wanted to wait in the car or get... read more »
EECP® was FDA approved in 1995 for the treatment of coronary artery disease and angina, cardiogenic shock, and for use during heart attack.