As many of you know, last week was EECP® Therapy Week, which occurs the last week in February (American Heart Month) annually. This year, to help celebrate the efficacy of EECP Therapy and increase access for patients, our colleagues in India launched their first EECP patient awareness program.
During the course of the week patient awareness programs were conducted in Tamil Nadu Government Medical Hospital with the goal of patients to become aware of conventional cardiac risk factors and how life style changes can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
The Tamil Nadu Government Medical Hospital recently incorporated EECP Therapy treatments into its flagship program called the Non-Invasive Ischemic Burden Reduction Program (NIBR-P). Currently, the hospital is the largest EECP center in India with five EECP Therapy systems allowing them to complete treatment for 45 patients per month at capacity.
Our IETA colleagues in India have big plans when it comes to raising awareness about EECP Therapy! In 2014 the group plans to work with physicians and therapists to develop a computer simulation training program on inflation and deflation timing to improve the understanding of this important component of EECP Therapy.
To learn more about Tamil Nadu Government Medical Hospital and their work utilizing EECP Therapy read the full announcement at the following link: http://www.ietaonline.com/2014/02/27/tamil-nadu-government-medical-college-hospital-in-india-joins-third-annual-eecp-therapy-week-celebration-feb-24-28th-2014/