Pittsburgh, PA, February 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- EECP® is a four letter word for “Hope”, and in recognition of February as American Heart Month, the EECP Center of Pittsburgh will participate in the Second Annual National EECP® Therapy Week from February 18th - 22nd, 2013. EECP® is a therapy for people who are suffering from chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, pain in the jaw or back or fullness in the chest; all are possible signs of Angina. The EECP Center of Pittsburgh will join EECP® providers nationwide to commemorate the benefits of EECP® in the fight against heart disease by taking part in the Red Balloon Release with past EECP® patients and current healthcare providers. Patients will be encouraged to sign their names to a balloon and note a benefit they have received from the treatment before the Release (all products are eco-safe). The Red Balloon release is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 PM at all three of its centers. The EECP Center has been treating people for over 15 years and has some of the most experienced doctors and therapists delivering this therapy.
The Second Annual EECP® Therapy Week is a result of the International EECP® Therapists Association (IETA), the national organization of EECP® therapists and other healthcare professionals who provide EECP® therapy in hospitals, clinics and private practices. EECP® therapy centers around the country and some participating centers overseas will host events and conduct activities designed to increase the public’s awareness of EECP® therapy and the role it plays in cardiovascular disease management.
EECP® therapy is an FDA cleared, Medicare approved, noninvasive outpatient therapy for treating patients who are experiencing the symptoms of angina and heart failure. There are approximately 600 EECP® therapy centers in the United States and over 250 outside the USA in countries around the world on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica.
If interested in obtaining more information on the Red Balloon Release or on EECP® Therapy, please visit the EECP Center of Pittsburgh website, www.heartsrus.net/eecp.cfm or contact a specialist at 412-562-3292. The main office for the EECP Center of Pittsburgh is located at the UPMC Mercy Professional Office Building, 1350 Locust Street, Suite 100 in Pittsburgh, PA 15219. You may also acquire additional information about EECP® therapy at www.eecp.com, www.eecpforum.com, the EECP Facebook page or the IETA Online website at http://www.ietaonline.com.