Currently ECP technology is only private funded treatment however Renew Health Ltd is working with leading NHS facilities to make the treatment more widely available.
Yes. An irregular heartbeat, including one caused by atrial fibrillation, will not interfere with ECP if the heart rate is controlled and no faster than 100 beats per minute
Yes. If you have hypertension that is properly managed, you may undergo ECP without difficulty. Usually, patients with hypertension find that their blood pressure improves as they proceed with ECP. If your hypertension is uncontrolled, you should visit your GP first.
If the lower body cuffs are not adjusted properly or you have very sensitive or fragile skin, tenderness or bruising may occur. Extra padding can be arranged and the pressure setting can be adjusted to personal comfort levels.
Pregnant women, those with a severe aneurysm (thinned & bulging vessel walls) in their aorta requiring surgical repair, and patients with active blood clots in their legs. A full list of contraindications are available from Renew Health.
A prescribed course of treatment is assessed depending on a combination of health status and lifestyle. The general rule however is that longer, more frequent therapy sessions will deliver proportionately better and longer lasting systemic health gains. Typically, the prescribed number of Renew ECP sessions are:
35 x 1hr treatments
20 x 45 Minute sessions
30 Minute Sessions
You can find a list of Authorised Renew Service Providers on our Operator Locator page. During your personal consultation, you will discuss your current health status, fitness levels, sleep patterns and other lifestyle related questions. As part of the consultation process, you will also receive a Cardiac Pre-Treatment Assessment.
Renew ECP therapy is a relaxing experience and 100% pain free. Your trained Renew Operator will carefully increase the air pressure of the cuffs to a level of comfort to suit you. It feels like a firm massage with squeezing of the legs at regular intervals. The intensity of the pressure is adjustable to ensure a comfortable and effective treatment. Most people fall asleep during treatment!
The increased blood flow during the Renew ECP treatment naturally widens the arteries throughout the body. This makes your cardiovascular system stronger and more efficient.
- Strengthens oxygen and nutrient supply to every cell in the body
- Gives new pathways to the heart (perfusion) and microvascular system
- Decreases heart oxygen demand and workload
- Helps detoxify – increased blood flow, increased removal of toxins especially to the liver and kidney
- Oxygenating muscles
ECP Therapy enhances blood flow to every cell in the body, including organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, liver and skin. With improved blood circulation, this increases delivery of oxygen and nutrients and removal of carbon dioxide and waste products. Clinical evidence also indicates that ECP promotes vascular health (fitness of the arteries) and reduces inflammation, hence reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and promoting general wellness.
Once comfortable on the Renew Therapy treatment bed, the trained Renew Operator will wrap inflatable cuffs (similar to blood pressure cuffs) around the calves, thighs and hips. ECG sensors are placed on the chest to detect the heartbeat.
During treatment, the cuffs inflate and deflate in time with each heartbeat. Inflation happens sequentially from the calves up to the hips. The inflation of the cuffs squeezes blood from the lower legs up toward the heart, so improving blood flow in and around the heart. The rhythmic pulsing of the cuffs is firm, yet comfortable – like a leg massage.
Better circulation equates with better heart health - good circulation is vital to good health. It’s how the blood delivers the oxygen, nutrients, antibodies and other materials that cells need to support, repair and protect the body. It also takes away waste, preventing the build-up of harmful substances over time.
Enhancing the efficiency of the heart and blood vessels through improved blood circulation can improve the quality of life and reduce the potential risk of serious health problems. The Renew ECP process naturally boosts oxygenated blood and nutrients travel to and from the heart muscle and throughout all the arteries and smaller capillaries through the body.
Renew Therapy gives everyone the opportunity to enhance their blood circulation through the introduction of ECP (external counter pulsation) Technology. Widely regarded as an effective method to increase blood flow, ECP Therapy can aid in improving quality of life, cardiovascular efficiency and sports recovery. ECP is a medically founded treatment that is non-invasive, pain free and with no significant side effects.
Renew Health has invested heavily in the re-engineering of the traditional ECP device with a particular focus on reassessing materials and mechanical functionality. This has resulted in:
- A lighter, mobile device that can be moved easily
- Less heat emission of the pump mechanism, preventing overheating and consequent breakdowns
- Cuff redesign for a smoother more comfortable treatment
- Less noise – allowing for a more relaxing treatment experience
- Plug and play set up –easy set up for your clients in a matter of minutes
For most people, an ECG must be performed by a qualified health professional to ensure regular heart function. For people with chronic heart problems, the treatment should be given only after a Cardiologist or Specialist has reviewed the patient medical records and carried out further tests.
The good news is that there are NO hidden costs. Disposable costs related to treatment are low. Included with the delivery is a Starter Pack of consumables including ECG pads and sterile wipes.
We have a full service provider based in the UK that can provide fast, efficient support when required.
The Renew ECP devices are under warranty for one year.
Over the last 20 years there have been more than 200 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals highlighting ECP therapy as a non-invasive, safe, low-cost, and highly effective treatment for patients with coronary artery disease.
The European Society of Cardiology reviewed ECP technology and in 2013 upgraded its recommendation, stating the treatment should be offered to patients diagnosed with heart disease and angina, whose condition has not improved with medication, and who are unable to undergo surgery or wish to try a non-invasive alternative to standard treatment options.
There are no hidden costs when you purchase a Renew ECP device. All Renew ECP devices carry a full warranty and include delivery and installation.
With our one-to-one operator-training programme and local marketing and PR support pack you can start delivering treatments from day one.