External Counterpulsation

GROW NEW ARTERIES

IMPROVE ARTERY FUNCTION

IMPROVE HEART FUNCTION

EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION THERAPY ECP EECP CALGARY EDMONTON

What if we can make you strong internally so that disease becomes so small, because heart disease is being attacked by the immune system. Heart Fit Clinic improves your quality of life!

PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON HEART DISEASE

  • Safe
  • Painless
  • Non-invasive
  • No Radiation
  • No Surgery
  • No Medications

WHAT IS EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION ECP?

External Counterpulsation also known as ECP or EECP, is a heart disease treatment to grow new vessels (angiogenesis), improve artery and heart function. It is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to heart disease treatment. Unfortunately bypass surgery and heart stents are palliative care when it comes to heart disease. There is a time and place for these procedures and that is when it is an emergency. If you have stable coronary artery disease, or any conditions for External Counterpulsation, then External Counterpulsation might be for you.

External Counterpulsation was invented at Harvard University many decades ago. It has since undergone extensive research with patient with chronic disease such as cardiovascular or kidney disease.

HOW DOES EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION (ECP) WORK?

The ECP treatment are one hour treatments that can last daily for 7 weeks. During treatment, blood pressure cuffs are wrapped around the legs are then inflated and deflated in sync with your heartbeat. The inflation of the cuffs are timed with your cardiac cycle. When your heart contracts the cuffs relax, when the heart relaxes the cuffs inflate. This results in increased blood flow throughout your body and improving collateral circulation in your heart. Tiny blood vessels help increase and normalize blood flow to the heart muscle.

BENEFITS OF EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATIONS

There are many benefits with External Counterpulsation. We can share many Heart Fit Clinic cases and patient benefits that they experience. You can call our clinic or email us and will be happy to share.

The 3 big reasons and evidence shows:
1) ECP helps heart function.

2) ECP helps artery function.

3) ECP grows new arteries – Angiogenesis.

It helps increased blood flow and creates a natural bypass in the heart. Patients report :

  • Increases energy and stamina
  • Reduces or eliminates angina
  • Return to activities they thought they had given up forever
  • Ability to rest and sleep better

It helps improve blood flow therefore has shown to help people with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, erectile dysfunction and cerebral vascular disease.

External Counterpulsation was invented at Harvard University many decades ago. It has since undergone extensive research with patient with chronic disease such as cardiovascular or kidney disease.

ANGIOGENESIS: GROWING NEW ARTERIES

RISK OF EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION – THE HEART FIT CLINIC PROCESS

Your heart is our number one focus. That is all we do! External Counterpulsation is a safe and effective treatment, however our process is to ensure 100% safety. If you have an unsafe heart rhythm, poor valve function, active clot, or severe hypertension, External Counterpulsation may not be safe for you to do.

The Heart Fit Clinic does a thorough cardiac assessment before anyone comes onto the bed. Please see our cardiac assessment for more details. We will perform an ECG, and order or look at diagnostic tests completed. Your safety is our number one priority.

WHO IS EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION ECP / EECP THERAPY FOR?

External Counterpulsation therapy or EECP/ ECP is one of the leading treatments for heart disease.

The Heart Fit Clinic External Counterpulsation program is for patients who have the following:

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: Unfortunately, heart stents, bypass surgery and medications are not a cure. They are best used in emergency situation. Heart Fit Clinic External Counterpulsation program is the answer for:

  • Stable Coronary Artery Disease
  • Patients experiencing angina (chest pain or heart symptoms)
  • Elective Angiogram
  • Patients NOT amenable to stent or bypass surgery (microvascular, 70% or less lesions, or coronary spasm disease)
  • A failed heart stent or bypass surgery
  • Going into Heart Failure
  • Circulatory disorders and/or diabetes
  • Hypertensive or diabetes
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Reversing Heart Disease

External Counterpulsation therapy, EECP or ECP is one of the leading treatments for heart disease. It is also referred to as enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP® )this is a trademark name. You can click here to learn more EECP® vs ECP.

HEART FAILURE: Heart failure or congestive heart failure
STROKE
DIABETES
HYPERTENSION
POOR CIRCULATION SUCH AS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
REVERSING HEART DISEASE

WHY THE HEART FIT CLINIC EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION PROGRAM?

When choosing External Counterpulsation therapy or ECP, the Heart Fit Clinic is the leaders in heart disease treatment.
If you have a heart problem, or trying to reverse cardiovascular disease, you want to go to a specialist and if you want the best, the Heart Fit Clinic is it.

Why the Heart Fit Clinic?

#1 Our Staff provide you with a personalized approach to your heart health. Not everyone has heart disease for the same reasons. We tailor the program to you.

#2 We have many successes. Please review just some of them. We are even happy to connect you with past clients with a similar situation to you.

#3 We are the authority when it comes to ECP and heart disease treatment.

Diamond Fernandes our Founder, is very active in the field of heart health.  He is the published author on the book – Beating Heart Disease 5 Powerful Pillars to Prevent & Reverse Disease. He is also on the executive board of the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR).
He is also a sought after speaker for medical conferences.

  Session Title
EECP Symposium  Treating Stable Cardiovascular Disease with External Counterpulsation
World Congress on Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Navigating Heart Disease
  Beating Heart Disease – Is it Even Possible?
Integrative Health Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

HEART FIT CLINIC CASE STUDIES

WHY THE HEART FIT CLINIC EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION PROGRAM?

We are your authority when it comes to External Counterpulsation therapy.
Why?
#1 We have been doing this for a long time featured extensively in the media with your heart being our ONLY focus.
#2 We have many patient successes and are happy to share them with you. You can call them, or come to our clinic and see how we operate.
#3 The Heart Fit Clinic is a part of the International EECP Association, with Diamond Fernandes our Founder, Author & Director of the Heart Fit Clinic being a sought after speaker when it comes to this therapy. Learn more about Diamond Fernandes and the Heart Fit Clinic.

HEART FIT CLINIC ECP TESTIMONIALS

Only some videos of patients doing this therapy. We are happy to connect with your other patients who have done this treatment along with specific case studies that you may relate to. You are more than welcome to come to our clinic and see us in action.

WHAT DO CARDIOLOGISTS THINK ABOUT EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION?

It is out of their toolbox. But here is a great video of a cardiologist talking about ECP. There are big gaps in our healthcare system and we look forward to helping you bridge the gap to prevent and reverse heart disease.

When we look inside a toolbIt is out of their toolbox. But here is a great video of a cardiologist talking about ECP. There are big gaps in our healthcare system and we look forward to helping you bridge the gap to prevent and reverse heart disease.ox of cardiologists, they have heart interventions, surgeries, heart stents and bypass surgeries. External Counterpulsation is unfortunately not in the toolbox of most cardiologists. Some wish it were, but it is not covered by government healthcare. However here is some videos of a cardiologist talking about ECP.

INFORMATIVE VIDEOS ON EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION

CLINICAL EVIDENCE & RESEARCH FOR EXTERNAL COUNTERPULSATION?

ECP is completed all over the world. It has undergone clinical trials at leading universities around the nation and been subject to over a hundred scientific studies published in the most prestigious medical journals throughout the world. Clinical trials have shown ECP therapy to be safe and effective for patients with heart disease with a clinical response rate averaging 70-80%, which is sustained up to five years. Bypass surgery and angioplasty are high risk and have a low efficacy – 70 to 90 percent of which are unnecessary and don’t prevent future heart attacks. 25% stents unfortunately close up within a year. ECP is a great non-invasive alternative.

FDA APPROVED FOR THE TREATMENT OF:

  • Angina, artery disease and blockage.
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

2013 ESC guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease: The Task Force on the management of stable coronary artery disease of the European Society of Cardiology.

ECP Therapy Receives Class lla Recommendation in European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Stable Coronary Artery Disease.

*EECP® (acronym for Enhanced External Counterpulsation) is a registered trademark from Vasomedical. External counterpulsation therapy or ECP is one of the leading treatments for heart disease. It is also referred to as enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP®) this is a trademark name from Vasomedical. There is no difference between EECP® vs ECP.

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