Legacy Heart Care, Trinity Heart Care EECP Patients Doing Red Balloon Release Feb. 22nd.
02/18/2012

Patients of Trinity Heart Care of Dallas and Legacy Heart Care of Fort Worth and Austin to join staff in simultaneous special events for American Heart Month.

Online PR News – 18-February-2012 – – Dallas - Ft. Worth - Austin, TX - Trinity Heart Care and Legacy Heart Care centers will hold a RED BALLOON RELEASE celebration at noon on Wed. Feb. 22nd in recognition of February as American Heart Month.

The centers will join EECP® providers nationwide to commemorate the benefits of EECP® in the fight against heart disease by releasing dozens of red balloons with past EECP® patients and current healthcare providers. Patients will be encouraged to sign their name to a balloon and note a benefit they have received from the treatment before the Release.  The event is scheduled at all three locations on Feb. 22nd:

Trinity Heart Care - 12230 Coit Road, Dallas
Legacy Heart Care - 2500 West Freeway, Suite 200, Fort Worth
Legacy Heart Care - 901 West 38th Street, Austin

Trinity Heart Care of Dallas and Legacy Heart Care of Fort Worth are two of the nation’s few free standing EECP® Centers.  As part of the Legacy Heart Care family, they are the second largest providers of EECP® in the U.S.  Many of the best cardiologists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area refer their patients to the centers for the health benefits derived from this non-surgical therapy.

EECP® therapy is an FDA-cleared, Medicare-approved, non-invasive 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.

EECP® is a non-surgical treatment option for individuals who experience symptoms from cardiovascular disease. Treatments help to increase the flow of blood to the heart. EECP is FDA approved, covered by Medicare and clinical studies have shown 85% of patients treated with EECP® experience a reduction in angina and are able to return to a more active lifestyle.

How EECP® Works
A person lies on a bed with a series of inflatable cuffs placed around his or her legs. The cuffs are attached to a computer which in turn is linked to electrodes that monitor the heartbeat. The cuffs are sequentially inflated & deflated between each heartbeat, driving blood into the heart during its resting phases. The increased oxygen supplied by the new blood flow provides additional nourishment to the heart muscle, thereby diminishing cardiac symptoms. There are several mechanisms of action believed to explain the extensive benefit from EECP®. One of the main results is collateral recruitment, or the widening and creation of small blood vessels in the heart muscle. These new vessels improve the flow of healthy, oxygenated blood to the heart. Amazingly these small “collateral” blood vessels will create natural bypasses around narrowed or blocked arteries. In short the heart has more nutrients and therefore more energy than before.

For information on EECP® therapy at Trinity Heart Care in Dallas, please visit the website at www.trinityheartcare.com or contact Lucille Marceoux at 972-490-9500.

For more information on EECP® therapy at Legacy Heart Care in Ft. Worth, please visit the website at www.legacyheartcare.com or contact Ann Teal at 817-423-4400.

For more information on EECP® therapy at Legacy Heart Care in Austin, please visit the website at www.legacyheartcare.com or contact Tricia Britt at 512-419-1100.

Media inquiries, contact Gary Grasso, Director Doctor's P.R. & Medical News
email ggrasso@doctorspr.com www.doctorspr.com

About us:
With locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Trinity Heart Care and Legacy Heart Care combine as the nation's best providers of EECP®, or Enhanced External Counter Pulsation treatment. Clinical studies over the past several years have shown that about 85% of patients treated with a single course of EECP® experience a reduction in angina and are able to return to a more active lifestyle.
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