For many patients, bypass surgery and stents have not relieved chest pain and other debilitating heart conditions. For some, another surgery is not an option; so many people continue to suffer with chest pain, congestive heart failure, or other heart related conditions. There is another alternative out there that may just be the answer. External counterpulsation therapy is a therapy that has been around for many years. ECP was approved by the FDA in the 1990’s and was then approved in 1999 by Medicare. ECP is a safe alternative that is low risk and is a non-evasive procedure.