Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive treatment for patients with coronary artery disease who have angina pectoris that is refractory to pharmacotherapy and revascularization. The popular concept is that EECP may promote collateral development and improve myocardial perfusion. We hypothesize that improvements in peripheral arterial function are responsible for the clinical benefits of EECP.
- angina pectoris
- arterial stiffness
- flow-mediated dilation
- nitric oxide
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- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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