Our most precise indicator of coronary artery blood flow is the PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan. Here the scan measures not only blood flow, but the metabolic function of the heart muscle cells supplied with blood and oxygen by a given coronary artery. Dr.Masuda recorded coronary artery flow reserve by the Dipyridamole PET technique, nitric oxide levels, and treadmill time in 11 patients undergoing a 35 hour course of EECP.
With EECP, collateral vessels are recruited and enlarged, nitric oxide and antioxidant levels rise, renin and endothelin levels fall, PET, Thallium, and stress EKG findings improve, angina decreases and patients feel better.
EECP is getting the job done!