Monday, September 10, 2007

10th EECP Session

This morning I had my tenth EECP session, which means some time this week I should be feeling the positive results of the therapy. Not that I haven't already been feeling better, however, that may be psychological.

When my cardiologist, Dr. Ken LeClerc, examined me before I started EECP, he told me after the 35 consecutive hour-long sessions, he may be able to take me off of some of the medication. I asked if that might mean I could stop taking my beta-blocker and could begin using Viagra or Cialis again. He told me I may not need those drugs to maintain an erection after EECP.

Now as I said above, this feeling may be psychological on my part, but since starting EECP, I have gotten an erection during almost each therapy session. I also am happy to report I have been able to function more than adequately the few times I have engaged in intercourse since beginning EECP.

This therapy, in my opinion, is a logical substitute for coronary artery bypass surgery. It is far less expensive and dangerous as the surgical alternative, not to mention less traumatic to the body. EECP has virtually no contraindications and the side effects are limited to some chafing of the skin, which I have yet to experience.

Anyone who takes the time to read this entire blog from beginning to end will realize I have taken a careful and studied approach to treating my own coronary artery disease and angina. I refused to allow an invasive cardiologist, whom I consider a medical terrorist, to coerce me into getting a quintuple bypass. The medical approach prescribed by Dr. Howard Wayne gave me three years without having to recover from surgery.

Now I have chosen EECP to treat my returned angina symptoms. This therapy, much like Wayne's medical approach, assists the body in creating natural bypasses around clogged arteries. I should enjoy another four to five angina-free years and EECP is a noninvasive treatment that can be performed in a year if necessary. The surgery that the medical terrorists tried to coerce me into in my 56th year, may not need to be done until I am 65 or 69 if lucky.

If you have a greedy cardiologist trying to scare you or your loved ones into bypass surgery, please seek out a second opinion from a noninvasive cardiologist. What do you have to lose?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your EECP ....I hope it works well for you and you never need bypass. I put a note on your guest book that we (for my husband) found a non invasive cardiologist in Thousand Oaks CA. Dr. Irving Kent Loh... He doesnt do all the tests like Dr. Wayne in one visit so it it is time consuming if you live out of the area...but we are here for 6 months and finished the tests over two months... The web page for Dr. Loh is

Marlys Gilbert
Oxnard, CA