ANGINA: If you have heart disease with Angina (chest pain due to heart), you may benefit from ECP (External Counterpulsation) Therapy, a non-surgical, non-invasive, easy, painless, no needles, FDA-cleared therapy process that can enhance blood flow, thereby reducing symptoms of chronic stable angina. This process helps oxygenated blood travel freely between the heart and the rest of your body.
FDA, indication and approval states: “The Renew NCP-5 External Counterpulsation System is intended for the treatment of chronic stable angina that is refractory to optimal anti-anginal medical therapy and without options for revascularization. In addition, it is intended for use in healthy patients to provide improvement in vasodilation, increased VO2 and increased blood flow. It is intended for use under the oversight of a healthcare professional.”
EXERCISE: ECP may help active people especially athletes trying to improve their exercise performance & increase VO2 max.