Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) Services at Lakha Medical Clinic in Los Angeles

At Lakha Medical Clinic, with locations in Huntington Park & Paramount, CA, we are proud to offer Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) services, a non-invasive therapy that can significantly improve the symptoms of certain heart conditions. This innovative treatment is designed for patients who have chronic stable angina and other conditions related to coronary artery disease.

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What is EECP?

EECP is a therapy that helps to increase blood flow to the heart, allowing patients to experience relief from symptoms of heart disease. During treatment, patients lie on a bed wearing special cuffs around their legs and buttocks. These cuffs inflate and deflate in sync with the heartbeat, improving circulation and encouraging the formation of new blood vessels to naturally bypass blocked arteries.

Benefits of EECP

  • Non-Invasive: No surgery is required, making it a safe alternative to more invasive procedures.
  • Symptom Relief: Many patients experience significant relief from angina and other symptoms of heart disease.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Patients often report enhanced stamina and the ability to participate in more physical activities without discomfort.
  • No Recovery Time: Since it's a non-invasive procedure, patients can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.

What to Expect During EECP Treatment

  • Treatment Sessions: Each EECP treatment lasts about one hour. Most treatment plans consist of sessions five days a week for a total of six to seven weeks.
  • During the Session: You will lie on a comfortable table, and cuffs will be wrapped around your legs and buttocks. These cuffs will inflate and deflate at specific times between your heartbeats.
  • After the Session: You can return to your normal activities immediately. There is no recovery period or downtime.

FAQs about EECP

Is EECP painful?

Most patients find EECP to be comfortable. The sensation is similar to having your blood pressure taken repeatedly around your legs.

Who is a candidate for EECP?

EECP is primarily recommended for patients with angina or heart failure who have not responded well to other treatments. A comprehensive evaluation is required to determine if EECP is suitable for you.

Are there any side effects of EECP?

EECP is a safe treatment with minimal risks. Some patients may experience mild skin irritation from the cuffs.

How long do the benefits of EECP last?

The benefits of EECP can last up to three years or more. Many patients choose to undergo a shorter series of EECP treatments periodically to maintain their improvements.

Schedule Your EECP Consultation Today

If you or a loved one are suffering from heart disease and seeking alternative treatments, EECP at Lakha Medical Clinic may be the right option. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how EECP can help improve your heart health and quality of life.

For more information or to book an appointment, please visit our website or contact our Huntington Park & Paramount, CA locations.