Clinical effects of enhanced external counterpulsation treatment in patients with ischemic heart failure


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Kozdag G., Ertas G., Aygun F., Emre E., Kirbas A., Ural D., ...More

ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.12, pp.214-221, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2012.064
  • Title of Journal : ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-221

Abstract

Objective: Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a noninvasive treatment that is proven safe and effective in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure (HF). The aims of this study are to investigate the clinical effects of EECP therapy in patients with symptomatic CAD and chronic HF, and to find out an answer to the question: Does EECP therapy have any effect on the prognostic markers of HF?