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Updated: Sep 28, 2023

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


It has been also shown that ECP can improve other diseases such as restless legs syndrome, retinal artery occlusion, kidney excretory function and erectile dysfunction. (p394)




2-Enhanced External Counterpulsation Efficacy on Exercise Endurance in COPD Patients and Healthy Subjects: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial:



In patients with COPD, the present study showed that ECP therapy could improve exercise endurance in this population. This pilot study suggests that ECP leads to a certain improvement on the exercise endurance of different adult populations, from healthy adults to those with COPD.



REF: Zhao, Mingming, et al. “Enhanced External Counterpulsation Efficacy on Exercise Endurance in COPD Patients and Healthy Subjects: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial.” International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2020:15. p 25-31.


3-Expert consensus on the clinical application of enhanced external counterpulsation in elderly people (2019):




Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive assisted circulation technique and a rich pool of evidence has accumulated for its clinical application in the prevention and management of multiple comorbidities in the elderly population, including angina, heart failure, ischemic cerebrovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, sleep disorder, diabetes and its complications, ischemic eye diseases, sudden hearing loss and erectile dysfunction, as well as various psychological and

psychiatric conditions.




Lin, Shen, et al. “Expert consensus on the clinical application of enhanced external counter pulsation in elderly people (2019).” Aging Medicine. 2020;3:16-24. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7099759/pdf/AGM2-3-16.pdf









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