This post is an excerpt from an article originally published in 2005 by the American Journal of Cardiology. Click the link at the bottom to read the full article.
We assessed the frequency, efficacy, predictors, and long-term success of repeat enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy in relieving angina in a large cohort of patients who had chronic angina pectoris and had undergone a full course of EECP.
Within 2 years of the initial course of EECP, the rate of repeat EECP was 18%, which occurred at a mean interval of 378 days after initial EECP. Of those who underwent repeat EECP, 70% had a decrease of >/=1 angina class at the end of repeat EECP with similar decreases in nitroglycerin use.