Vibrating trousers against angina

UK angina patients are being offered Enhanced External Counterpulsation or EECP, a vibrating trousers treatment that works by increasing blood flow to the heart.


The treatment involves no surgery, drugs or needles. During each session, patient lies on a special bed and have the cuffs wrapped around the legs.
Similar to those used to measure blood pressure, the cuffs inflate and deflate with each heartbeat, pushing the blood up the leg towards the heart.

Dr Chris Morley, consultant cardiologist at the Yorkshire Clinic in Bradford says the results are remarkable: “We have now treated about 30 patients in the last 18 months and the results are not only beyond our expectations, a small number of patients have done so well their lives have been transformed.”

From BBC Health.