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  • 1.  Refractory Angina

    Posted 03-09-2021 10:05
    My cardiologist spoke of EECP as a possibility of helping my chronic angina.  In research EECP, I came across the term refractory angina, which is basically angina that cannot be treated by the normal means.  Has anyone had any experience with the term or its issues?

    [William] [Farr]
    [Chapter 400, Mended Hearts of Fayetteville]
    [Fayetteville] [NC]

  • 2.  RE: Refractory Angina

    Posted 08-08-2022 11:27
    i guess nobody has responded to this query.  Or I hope someone has followed up more thoroughly.  i am new here, so haven't seen if you have explored this further.  Eecp is not something cardiologists often like to turn to because it's nowhere as profitable, at least initially, as the surgery. There are some centers in AZ and CA that do a lot of this, however.  I just finished in June (the standard 35 treatments) with the only practitioner of this in my state (WA). I would imagine that "refractory" means it keeps happening despite treatments.  At any rate, this helpful but strenuous intervention is something I preferred to try instead of getting cracked open, after a heart attack and continuing mild angina.  It has helped and I would go this route again.  The good news/bad news is that I need to keep up with cardio every day to reap the benefits.

    Sue Tegland
    Everett WA

  • 3.  RE: Refractory Angina

    Posted 09-19-2022 17:35
    EECP does work  and is helpful    also look at Citrulline see attached GRU code

    Charles Crow
    cardiac Rehab nurse