Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) has introduced ECP (External Counterpulsation) machine recently in order to serve people with various heart diseases, says a press release.
ECP therapy is a non-invasive technique to increase oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart and to reduce the heart’s workload. It is used to decrease pain from angina pectoris or chest pain due to inadequate circulation of blood to heart. ECP improves the balance between the amount of oxygen the heart needs and the amount it gets. Both these changes reduce the pain of angina, increase level of exercise and decrease the need for medication. It is performed over a series of several weeks, with each session lasting from one to two hours.
In fact, it often reduces the need for medication and reduces the risk of surgery being needed in the future. But before undergoing EECP treatment, it is very important that you consult the specific doctor.
Source: The Daily Star, July 25, 2009