Is ECP only used for Cardiac patients ?
ECP is a powerful form of exercise for the whole body, similar to a hard work out at a gym, but achieved whilst lying down at rest. It can improve cardiovascular function and has been used by many individuals as part of regaining a healthy lifestyle even if they do not have cardiac disease.
Am I at Risk of developing Cardiac disease?
Many factors can contribute to cardiac disease. Modifying risk factors can reduce the risk of a cardiac event in the future.
Reducing the risk of future cardiac issues through the contribution of exercise, healthy eating and reducing obesity to a healthy lifestyle are well known. However, many of us simply cannot face the gym or do not know how to begin.
“Exactly what it says on the tin ..!”
Dr Roberts was tellin’, not sellin’! Deterioration of my cardiac condition meant that a programme of Counterpulsation was requisite, not optional.
What is my risk ?
If you have a significant family history of cardiac disease or heart attack it may help know assess your own risk factors and modify them accordingly.
The Counterpulsation pre –assessment process will investigate your individual risk factors for cardiac disease and give advice about any necessary investigations.
Counterpulsation in conjunction with individualised health advice can improve cardiovascular health and has actions on many parts of the body that could reduce risk of developing cardiac disease in the future.
Which risk factors are important?
High blood pressure (hypertension)