Category Archives: EECP® Therapy Patient Testimonials

Tales from the Heart: Portland Edition

Sometimes the road to health can be a long and challenging one, as one patient from Portland knew all too well.

This 63-year old female with heredity heart disease and Type 1 Diabetes had undergone four bypasses by age 49. Despite the procedures, the arteries in her heart were too small to supply it heart with the blood and oxygen it needed to function without constant chest pain. For years she wore nitro patches to try to achieve relief.

When she began receiving EECP® Therapy treatment at Heart Centers of America, LLC in Portland, the improvements came within – weeks. Initially, she was too weak to drive herself the 58 miles to her EECP appointments, but by the third week she was able to drive herself to her appointments without any pain or discomfort. Shortly after, she was completing everyday tasks – such as bathing, cooking and having phone conversations – with ease.

According to this Portland patient:

EECP has been the most wonderful, lifesaving, non-invasive treatment I’ve ever experienced. EECP is the only treatment that affords me quality of life! I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my children and grandchildren because of EECP. I would encourage anyone prescribed EECP treatment to do so, as soon as possible!”

Now that’s a ringing endorsement! We love receiving great success stories like this. If you or a loved one has a story about your experience with EECP Therapy, please share it with us at vaso@kcsa.com.

Patient Spotlight: EECP Therapy is Treatment of Choice for Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Reverend Beckwith, the founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, has been visiting Global Cardio Care for about eight years and is a huge advocate for EECP Therapy.

The Reverend has been receiving EECP Therapy since 2004 as a preventative treatment to ensure his system is functioning to its best capacity and he has optimal blood flow. Due to a hectic schedule which includes a great deal of travel and public speaking, he believes maintaining his system and focusing on his circulation and healthy diet are critical.

According to Rev. Beckwith:

“It is essential, if someone is going to do their life work, if someone’s going to release their gifts, their talents, their capacities – which is what I teach – they need to be healthy. It’s a sad thing to see someone who has a great dream within their heart and soul but can’t manifest it because they’re sick all the time.”

In the video, the Reverend discusses not only his excellent experience with EECP Therapy, but relays the positive experiences of several members of his congregation as well.

 

You can view the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CewwGQD–DA&feature=youtu.be

 

Local Spotlight on EECP Therapy: Long Island Appreciates the Natural Alternative

A segment on “Long Island Naturally” on News 12 Long Island featured EECP Therapy. As Long Island is our home base here at Vasomedical, we were thrilled to see EECP Therapy touted on our TVs.

Commonly recognized as one of the best kept secrets in modern medicine, Dr. Lawson, Dr. Hui and their patients spoke to News12 Correspondent, Mary Mucci, about the benefits of the treatment, noting how the treatment can restore heart function without the risk and high cost of surgery.

During the segment, patient Carl Montalbano noted he “decided to give [EECP Therapy] a shot as he had tried everything else” and as a result of undergoing the treatment he now “feels like the energizer bunny.” We love testimonials because they truly show the live changing impact EECP Therapy has on patients’ lives.

Tell us: have you seen EECP Therapy in your local community? Watch the full segment here and let us know what you think:

http://longisland.news12.com/multimedia/long-island-naturally-bypass-surgery-alternative-1.7507674

Tales from the Heart: Hawaii Edition II

When a scary health issue occurs, it can change your life in an instant, which is what happened to one patient in Hawaii.

At age 46, Ken – a husband and father of two small children – suffered a near fatal heart attack while driving. Luckily, he arrived at the hospital in time to undergo a life-saving stenting procedure. While the procedure saved his life, there was a long way to go to heal his heart.

Ken’s quality of life was compromised after the procedure: he struggled with overwhelming physical and metal fatigue, chest pains, shortness of breath and depression. The doctors also uncovered that he had a second coronary blockage that was inoperable. Ken left the doctor’s office feeling down, like he had no treatment options, which is when a friend introduced him to Island Heart Care and EECP Therapy. Ken said:

I went in and talked to the nurse. Then went home and did a lot of research on EECP. The theory and research supporting EECP was so sound in my mind, it was a no-brainer! If EECP could help me function again and was not invasive, I was going for it!”

After completing a course of EECP Therapy, Ken can now engage in exercise and walk almost three miles each day. He has returned to work part time and finally feels like his children have their father back.

We love receiving great success stories like this. If you or a loved one has a story about your experience with EECP Therapy, please share it with us at vaso@kcsa.com.

Tales from the Heart: Hawaii Edition

Health issues can arise at any time – whether you’re relaxing at home or on a much needed vacation. Our latest story comes from Peter Happi, a Waikoloa resident on the big island of Hawaii, who began experiencing a shortness of breath while on vacation in Canada. Aware something may be wrong he decided to seek medical help.

Mr. Happi was originally diagnosed with altitude sickness, but he wasn’t convinced that was the whole story.

After undergoing numerous additional tests, Mr. Happi found out that he had nine blockages in his coronary arteries. He eventually underwent coronary bypass surgery and made lifestyle changes, but he continued to suffer from the symptoms of congestive heart failure such as shortness of breath, fatigue and swelling.

It was then, after his discomfort prompted him to do additional research, that he came across Island Heart Care and uncovered a noninvasive treatment called EECP Therapy. Mr. Happi completed the entire course of EECP Therapy – 35 hours – and as a result showed a significant improvement in his quality of life and functional ability.

As you may know, published clinical studies have shown that 75-80 percent of patients who have undergone EECP Therapy treatment have experienced a reduction or elimination of symptoms and a vast improvement in their ability to enjoy life. Mr. Happi is a  great example of the benefits of EECP Therapy.

This story is not uncommon and we’d love to hear more success stories from EECP Therapy patients out there. If you have a story to tell and would like to share it with us, please email us at vaso@kcsa.com.

Stories from the Heart: Portland Edition

As many of us are aware, EECP Therapy can transform the lives of heart disease patients for the better. We wanted to share a touching story from a patient in Portland, Oregon who got a second lease on life because of the treatment.

For our Portland patient, heart problems started at age 45:

“I had my first bypass surgery in 1990. Late in 2005, I underwent my second bypass surgery. In between these two surgeries, I had in excess of 23 angioplasty procedures. Within a year after my second bypass, I once again was experiencing angina.”

However, eventually the patient came across EECP Therapy which changed their life:

“My cardiologist said that surgery was not an option and mentioned Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP®) Therapy as an option. He said the success rate was quite high (over 90%) at relieving angina pain. I started treatments wearing a nitroglycerin patch and supplementing with nitroglycerin tablets. As treatment progressed, I stopped using the patches and by the end of treatment I no longer needed any nitroglycerin tablets. I was 100% angina free! I remain pain free to this day. For me, EECP® is a miracle.

Since his experience with EECP Therapy, he has begun to ‘pay it forward’:

“After my tremendous success with EECP, I made a promise to myself that I would “pay this forward.” I have spoken at senior centers and assisted living centers in hopes of meeting people who were in the same situation as I had been before EECP. Because of Heart Centers and EECP, I have a life. With that new life, my mission is to find people who are suffering like I was and tell them about EECP and the wonderful results they too can achieve.”

It’s fantastic to hear the impact EECP Therapy has had on one Portland patient and how he has become an advocate for the therapy in his local community. We love receiving stories like this. If you or a loved one has a story about your experience with EECP Therapy, please share it with us at vaso@kcsa.com.