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Rochester EECP Center

The Rochester Medical Center's EECP CENTER opened in March 2001. It continues to earn the confidence and support of physicians and referral medical centers due to its oustanding OUTCOMES.

What is EECP?

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation, EECP is a  remarkable new therapy for angina patients according to recent clinical trials. The Major Medical Centers in the United States have embraced this therapy and have opened their own EECP Centers making this innovative procedure available to their patients. The Mayo Clinic has been the leading institution in the USA with the largest registry of patients undergoing this therapy with remarkable results.



How Does It Work?

EECP uses no medications or interventions such as angioplasty or bypass surgery to provide relief of symptoms of angina and ischemia due to lack of Oxygen to the heart muscle. The benefits of EECP derive from its ability to create new blood vessels in the heart, a process called ANGIOGENESIS.
This Natural Bypass happens as blood in the lower extremities is pumped back at high pressures to feed the heart muscle using lower extremities cuff inflation. This is synchronized with the EKG during Diastole, when the heart is resting.
In addition a complex build up of Neurohumoral Factors, including growth hormone (GH) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), contribute to the development of Angiogenesis during this therapy. This will allow the heart muscle to get the missing oxygen it needs to function properly.

What are its Benefits?

The major advantages of EECP include the non-invasive nature of this therapy, and the lack of any significant complications associated with it.

The overwhelming success of the RMC EECP Center relies on its results in improving patients symptoms, quality of life and ability to increase their daily activities.


Am I a Candidate?

To determine if you are a candidate, please schedule an appointment for evaluation by calling the





To Learn More

To learn more about EECP, visit the VASOMEDICAL web site



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