Heart Patients "Bounce" Back

Heart patients with artery disease are getting bounced up and down on a bed and getting better thanks to a bona fide FDA approved therapy.

Patients get a one-hour treatment per day, five days a week for seven weeks.

It's called EECP (External Counter Pulsation) and it uses cuffs, which are wrapped around the patient from their calves to the thighs.

A sophisticated computer then inflates and deflates the cuffs in exact synchronization with the heartbeat, applying pressure on the vessels in the lower extremity.

Scientists have been extensively studying this device for three years.

Doctors say the increased blood flow appears to stimulate smaller vessels to grow and actually bypass the clogged artery.


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