External Counterpulsation Therapy has been around for decades dating back to the original research at Harvard in the 1950s. The initial use of ECP Therapy in the US employed a hydraulic mechanism that was later revised to today’s standard of inflating air in a sequential format. ECP Therapy is an FDA approved treatment that is rapidly growing in popularity due to the treatment being a low-risk, non-surgical treatment at a fraction fo the cost of other traditional invasive procedures.

Follow the links below to listen to our previous podcasts, see research from medical journals, surgical magazines, and healthcare foundations and establishments to learn more about the science behind ECP.


The Voice of Health with Dr. Robert Prather: “Transform your Heart in Seven Weeks:ECP Therapy:”


The Voice of Health with Dr. Robert Prather: “How to Treat Heart Disease without Drugs or Surgery:”


The Voice of Health with Dr. Robert Prather: “Congestive Heart Failure and How to Reverse it:”



A new treatment modality in heart failure enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP)


Can enhanced external counter pulsation as a non-invasive modality be useful in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy after coronary artery bypass grafting?


Early enhanced external counter pulsation improves neurological recovery after the return of spontaneous circulation in a mongrel dog cardiac arrest model*


External counterpulsation augments blood pressure and cerebral flow velocities in ischemic stroke patients with cerebral intracranial large artery occlusive disease


External Counterpulsation Therapy Improves Endothelial Function in Patients with Refractory Angina Pectoris

Journal of American College of Cardiology Vol 42 No 12 2003

Effect of Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Treatment on Aortic Blood Pressure, Arterial Stiffness and Ejection Fraction in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease


Effects of enhanced external counterpulsation on arterial stiffness and myocardial oxygen demand in patients with chronic angina pectoris


Enhanced external counterpulsation as a new treatment modality for patients with erectile dysfunction


Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) as a novel treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS): a preliminary test of the vascular neurologic hypothesis for RLS


Enhanced external counterpulsation for ischemic heart disease: a look behind the curtain


Enhanced external counterpulsation treatment improves arterial wall properties and wave reflection characteristics in patients with refractory angina


Enhanced external counterpulsation improves cerebral blood flow following cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Enhanced external counterpulsation in rehabilitation of erectile dysfunction: a narrative literature review


Enhanced external counterpulsation reduces indices of central blood pressure and myocardial oxygen demand in patients with left ventricular dysfunction


Enhanced External Counterpulsation Treatment May Intervene The Advanced Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression by Inducing The Variations of Mechanical Factors: A 3D FSI Study Based on in vivo Animal Experiment


Enhanced external counter pulsation: the Howard County experience in the first 18 patients


Evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic regional function after enhanced external counter pulsation therapy using strain rate imaging


Impact of external counterpulsation treatment on emergency department visits and hospitalizations in refractory angina patients with left ventricular dysfunction


New graduated pressure regimen for external counterpulsation reduces mortality and improves outcomes in congestive heart failure: a report from the Cardiomedics External Counterpulsation Patient Registry


Observation of the curative effect of external counter-pulsation therapy on progressive muscular dystrophy


Perfusion augmentation in acute stroke using mechanical counter-pulsation-phase IIa: effect of external counterpulsation on middle cerebral artery mean flow velocity in five healthy subjects


Refractory angina frequencies during 7 weeks treatment by enhanced external counterpulsation in coronary artery disease patients with and without diabetes


[The implementation of the method of enhanced external counter pulsation for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases]


Treatment with enhanced external counterpulsation improves cognitive functions in chronic heart failure patients


Two-year clinical outcomes after enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) therapy in patients with refractory angina pectoris and left ventricular dysfunction (report from The International EECP Patient Registry)