A study of 30 patients with ear problems such as sudden deafness and tinnitus refractory to other treatments found that tinnitus decreased in 47% of the patients by an average of 16dB after EECP. This was achieved after just 5-10 hours treatment and the improvement persisted at one year follow up. (Offergeld et al, Laryngorhinootologie, 2000)
A German study in 1998 of 13 patients with erectile dysfunction found that 11 of 13 reported improved erectile function, with an increase in penile artery flow by 200%. (Froschermaier et al, Urol Int,1998)
Bibliography List of EECP Angina & Heart Failure
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International EECP Patient Registry, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
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Holubkov R, Kennard E, Kelsey S, et al. A report from the international enhanced external counterpulsation registry (IEPR). 4th International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease. 2001;October:387-391.
Lawson WE, Hui JC, Cohn PF. Long-term prognosis of patients with angina treated with enhanced external counterpulsation: five-year follow-up study. Clinical Cardiology. 2000;23(4):254-258.
Feldman C, EECP: Current Experience and Future Directions, American College of Cardiology Conference, 2002
Soran O, Kennard ED, Feldman AM. Does Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP®) Reduce the Refractory Angina Burden in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction: A 2 Years Follow-Up Study. Presented at the International Academy of Cardiology’s 8th World Congress on Heart Failure/Mechanisms and Management, 2002; July 16th
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