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What is enhanced external counterpulsation for severe refractory angina?

Sander VanCleeff, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive outpatient procedure for patients with severe refractory angina. It applies pressure to the body to enhance circulation. It can relieve or eliminate angina in patients who are not candidates for angioplasty or bypass surgery.

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