Frequently Asked Patient Questions

ECP (External Counter Pulsation) is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared therapy process that can enhance blood flow thereby reducing symptoms of chronic stable angina.

Visit the informational site www.ecptherapy.com for more information.

During Renew ECP Therapy, a technician wraps inflatable cuffs (similar to blood pressure cuffs) around your calves, thighs and hips. The cuffs are timed to inflate and deflate between heartbeats. This external counterpulsation process helps more oxygenated blood travel to and from the heart muscle more quickly, significantly enhancing blood flow, thereby reducing angina and related symptoms.

ECP treatment is non-surgical, requires no hospitalization, and does not limit your other activities.

Please see Contraindications and Precautions. In general, most people tolerate ECP treatment with no major discomfort.

Patients with chronic stable angina have responded well to ECP therapy and often experience1:

  • A reduction in symptoms: shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, pain or pressure in chest, back, neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms — providing an overall improvement to quality of life
  • An increase in energy and exercise tolerance
  • Results that can last for years
1. Lawson WE, Hui JC, Cohn PF. Long-term prognosis of patients with angina treated with enhanced external counterpulsation: five-year follow-up study. Clin Cardiol 2000; 23(4): 254-8.

Your doctor will need to review your medical history and condition to determine if you are a candidate for Renew ECP Therapy. Please refer to Contraindications.

ECP is covered by Medicare and may be covered by other private insurances. Check with your insurance carrier before beginning treatment. View Medicare coverage details.

Patients who have undergone bypass surgery, angioplasty, heart valve surgery, or have stents must be screened and cleared for treatment by their physicians prior to starting Renew ECP Therapy. Please refer to Contraindications.

As with any medical treatment, patients MUST be screened by their physician prior to starting Renew® NCP-5 treatment.

Talk to your doctor to determine if Renew® NCP-5 is right for you. Please refer to the Contraindications.