A Stronger Heart, A Healthier Future.

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FDA-Cleared "Cardiac Assist" device increases blood flow,
for a better quality of life.

What is ECP Therapy ?

ECP (External Counterpulsation) Therapy acts as an external “cardiac assist device” helping the heart perform more efficiently with little effort or stress during treatment. This treatment process deliver oxygen-rich blood to all vital organs inside the body including the heart. This process overtime improves the mechanical operation of the heart delivering more cardiac output (stronger heart) with less effort resulting in a more efficient vascular system. Restoration of oxygen-rich blood flow to all organs will result in a significant improvement in overall health.

ECP clinical studies have shown

Stronger Heart

Studies show ECP reduces Angina symptoms and classifications. Cardiac output is increased while workload is decreased.

Quality of Life

A reduction in symptoms; Shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, pain or pressure in chest, back, neck, jaw, shoulders or arms.

Improves Oxygen Consumption

ECP Therapy improves oxygen consumption/VO2 for patients

Reduces Chest Pains

ECP Therapy reduces or eliminates symptoms of chest pains.

Lasting Results

ECP Therapy provides results that can last for years.

Benefits the Body

Increase in perfusion creates natural bypasses around narrowed arteries in heart as well as other organs such as the lungs, kidneys, liver & the brain

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  • Any surgical intervention within 6 weeks before ECP treatment.
  • Cardiac catheterization within 1-2 weeks before ECP treatment.
  • Uncontrolled arrhythmia or controlled arrhythmias that could interfere with ECP inflation and deflation triggering.
  • Dual chamber pacemakers where atrial pacing may interfere with ECP inflation timing sequence. This should be addressed prior to treatment.
  • Aortic insufficiency (regurgitation can prevent diastolic augmentation).
  • Severe pulmonary disease.
  • Limiting peripheral vascular disease involving the ileofemoral arteries.
  • Deep-vein thrombophlebitis (risk of thromboembolus).
  • Severe hypertension (≥ 180 mmHg systolic or ≥110 mmHg diastolic).
  • Bleeding disorders.
  • Patients undergoing major anti-coagulation therapy with PT > 1.5.
  • Heart rates less than 35 or more than 125 beats per minute(BPM). (Patients with these heart rates should be evaluated and treated prior to ECP treatments).
  • Presence of local infection, vasculitis of the extremities, or abdominal aortic aneurysm.
  • Pregnant women and women of childbearing age who do not have a negative pregnancy test.
  • Presence of a burn, open wound, or bone fracture on any limb subject to ECP treatment.
The list above is not exhaustive. A physician should be consulted if in doubt.

A Stronger Heart, A Healthier Future

ECP Therapy has been proven in hundreds of clinical trials to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with a variety of medical conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

ECP Therapy FAQs (12)

What is ECP Therapy?
ECP Therapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical therapy process that uses a medical device to deliver External Counterpulsation (ECP). ECP enhances blood flow through timed inflation of cuffs wrapped around the calves, thighs and hips. The inflation of cuffs occurs in between each heartbeat, compressing the blood vessels and pumping blood back to the heart and throughout the body. This enhanced blood flow brings about a multitude of health benefits.
How does ECP Therapy work?
During your ECP Therapy, a technician wraps inflatable cuffs (similar to blood pressure cuffs) around your calves, thighs and hips. The cuffs are timed to inflate and deflate between heartbeats. This external counterpulsation process helps more oxygenated blood travel to and from the heart muscle more quickly, significantly enhancing blood flow, thereby reducing angina and related symptoms.
Is there a difference between ECP and Enhanced ECP (EECP) treatment?
The earliest ECP devices inflated all the cuffs simultaneously. To better “milk” blood from the legs, more recent devices inflate the cuffs in a sequential manner: first the calves, then the lower thighs, then the upper thighs. This improved version of ECP is often called “enhanced ECP”. Since all modern ECP machines use some variant of the “enhanced” method, the terms ECP and enhanced ECP are sometimes used interchangeably. RenewTM NCP-5 ECP device uses the enhanced ECP technology.
What are the benefits of ECP treatment?
ECP Therapy enhances blood flow to all parts of the body, including organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, liver and skin. With improved blood circulation, this increases delivery of oxygen and nutrients and removal of carbon dioxide and waste products. These clinical evidences also indicate that ECP promotes vascular health (fitness of the arteries) and reduces inflammation1, hence reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
Vedure uses RenewTM NCP-5 ECP device, which is cleared by the US FDA for the treatment of chronic stable angina (chest pain due to poor blood supply to the heart). Many clinical studies have shown ECP therapy to be effective in reducing angina symptoms and improving exercise capacity in patients with angina pectoris2.
As with most medical-related procedures, results may vary from patient to patient.
Is ECP therapy suitable for me ?
Renew™ NCP-5 ECP device is U.S. FDA-cleared for the treatment of chronic stable angina that is refractory to optimal anti-anginal medical therapy and without options for revascularization. In addition, it is intended for use in healthy patients to provide improvement in vasodilation, increased VO2, and increased blood flow.
Many clinical studies have also shown ECP to have beneficial effects for symptoms associated with poor blood flow, such as: Fatigue and weakness, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, Numbness & Swelling
If you have any conditions listed on the Contraindications, you should not undergo ECP Therapy. Speak to your doctor to find out if ECP Therapy is suitable for you.
Can I still have ECP Therapy if I have already had a previous heart surgery?
Patients who have undergone bypass surgery, angioplasty, heart valve surgery, or have stents must be screened and cleared for treatment by their physicians prior to starting ECP Therapy. Please refer to Contraindications.
For chronic stable angina treatment, what are the advantages of ECP Therapy over other treatment methods?
ECP Therapy is external, non-invasive, non-surgical and virtually risk-free. It does not require hospitalisation or the use of drugs. Yet, clinical studies have shown that its results are comparable to these methods and have been significant in many patients, with long-lasting effects of up to 5 years.16
If I have had balloon-angioplasty, stents, bypass surgery or other surgical intervention previously, can I go for ECP Therapy?
You are encouraged to consult your doctor or your healthcare provider before undergoing ECP Therapy if you have just undergone any of the treatments stated above. Generally, they should only begin ECP therapy at least 6 weeks after surgical intervention and if your wounds have completely healed.
If I suffer from hypertension, can I go for ECP Therapy?
If their blood pressure is now under control, they can have ECP Therapy. If their blood pressure is elevated, you should first consult your healthcare provider. Once their blood pressure has been controlled, ECP Therapy should be fine.
If I have poor blood circulation in my legs, can I go for ECP Therapy?
ECP Therapy promotes blood circulation in the whole body, including in the limbs. However, if your patients have a severe lack of blood flow to your legs, they may not be a candidate for ECP Therapy. If their toes are blue or black or they have no sensation in their feet, you are advised to check with your healthcare provider first.
If I use a pacemaker, can I go for ECP Therapy?
Some pacemakers may make it difficult for the ECP machine to follow their heartbeats. However, “single-chamber” type pacemakers are generally accepted.
Is there an age limit for ECP Therapy?
Minors require the consent of their parent of guardian prior to receiving ECP Therapy. There are no other age restrictions.

Session Experience FAQs (12)

What does the therapy feel like ?
It feels like a firm massage with squeezing of the legs at regular intervals. The intensity of the pressure is adjustable to ensure a comfortable and effective treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with ECP Therapy?
If the cuffs are not adjusted properly or the pressure setting is too high for your patient, tenderness or bruising may occur. Extra padding can be arranged and the pressure setting can be adjusted to your patient’s comfort. People with blood clots or past history of blood clots should not undergo ECP Therapy. If you have any conditions listed on the Contraindications , you should not undergo ECP Therapy.
What can I wear to my ECP Therapy?
Aside from a comfortable top, leggings that reach the ankle will ensure a problem free session for both men and women. You may purchase this from us as well.
Must I finish the full course of treatment ?
A full course of consistent and regular treatment will benefit more than a one-off session or irregular visits. To experience the maximum intended benefits of ECP, schedule your sessions regularly and consistently.
How will I feel after the treatment?
People often feel invigorated after a treatment session. The increase in blood circulation may cause you to feel flushed or warm; your face and hands may appear mildly flushed for an hour or two after a treatment. You may have an appearance similar to what you would have after a round of active exercise. Occasionally, a person may feel slightly light-headed or have a mild headache due to the increase in blood circulation or lack of hydration before the session. However, this usually passes in a few moments.
Will I be able to exercise during the weeks that I receive ECP Therapy? Should this be before or after treatment?
Certainly. If your doctor has cleared you to undergo exercise and physical activity, you may exercise before or after you receive ECP Therapy. Clinical studies have shown ECP to be effective with improving exercise capacity in patients with angina pectoris2. Many people find ECP Therapy to be beneficial after a vigorous workout. As ECP Therapy improves blood flow to peripheral arteries17 and organs18, this can promote the removal of metabolites, such as lactic acid, thus helping in recovery from sports and exercise.
How long is each session of ECP Therapy?
For treatment of chronic stable angina, the established treatment time is 60 minutes per session.
How many sessions are there in a full course of treatment?
For treatment of chronic stable angina, the established duration is 35 treatment sessions over 7 to 8 weeks (approximately 4 to 5 treatment sessions per week).
Can I pause or stop the treatment halfway through the session?
Yes. Simply tell the operator that you would like to stop. There is also an emergency stop button for the patient should you feel the urgent need to stop the treatment. Patients are encouraged to use the toilets before each session in order to minimize disruptions.
What happens if I miss a treatment session?
Missing a session will not harm you. You may just continue with your next scheduled treatment. However, regular sessions are recommended for maximum benefits.
How many treatment sessions must I undertake before I can feel improvement?
Results may vary from patient to patient. While most people feel some effect after the first treatment, improvements become greater for everyone as the course of treatment progresses.
How long will the benefits of ECP Therapy last after I finish a full course of treatment?
Clinical studies have shown that effects persist in some patients for up to 5 years.16
  1. Braverman, D. Heal Your Heart with EECP: The Only Noninvasive Way to overcome Heart Disease. Crown Publishing Group. 2005: 68