I have a question for you good people. Have any of you undergone external counterpulsation (EECP) to treat your angina? I have a pacemaker, CHF, attacks of angina and since about mid-March I have had more than a fair share of arrhythmia episodes to the point that my physical activity has become almost nil. The arrhythmia is likely to occur anytime, but I have learned the hard way that physical activity, as simple as walking a couple of blocks, will bring on an episode along with some pretty severe angina.. So far I have had a stent implanted (what that was supposed to do I don't know) three different anti-arrhythmia medications prescribed that have done little or nothing, and my pacemaker adjusted to hell won't have it.
Now my cardiologist is talking about my undergoing 35 hours of EECP over a 7 week period. The treatments are done 5 days week and take one hour each. One of these treatments will consume about half-a-day, including travel time. While I may not have a lot of activity planned, I can think of better ways to spend my time for 5 days a week for 7 weeks if I all I have is a "maybe" that it will help.
I have found lots of information on the treatment, now I would like to hear from someone that has had the treatment. I would especially like to know what benefits they received from the treaments.