Who might have EECP?
If you experience angina pain that is not relieved with medication, and are unable to have one of the more traditional treatments such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery, EECP may be considered. It may also be an option if you have had angioplasty or bypass surgery, yet continue to suffer from chest pain.
Who should not have EECP?
You should not undergo EECP if you have any of the following conditions:
You may not be eligible for EECP if you have a pacemaker or implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), or are taking blood thinners (such as heparin or warfarin).