Angina (Chest Pain) & Ischemic heart disease


Patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) suffer from chest pain (angina) and a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardial ischemia). The decrease in blood flow reduces the heart’s oxygen supply and can damage the heart muscle, ultimately leading to a heart attack. Extracorporeal Shockwave Myocardial Revascularization (ESMR™) is a non-invasive, alternative treatment for chest pain caused by myocardial ischemia. ESMR stimulates growth of new coronary blood vessels (angiogenesis) using low-energy focused shock waves. ESMR is a proven and safe therapy that is used in more than 60 medical centers worldwide. Patients benefit from a reduction in chest pain and an opportunity to resume normal activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from ESMR?

ESMR is ideal for heart patients who continue to experience chest pain despite having undergone the more conventional treatments for coronary artery disease.

Is it really effective?

ESMR has been proven to alleviate symptoms in 90% of patients. Studies have shown that improved blood flow was only evident in the specific regions of the heart where shock waves were administered. With diabetic patients, or patients who smoke, there might be a need for repeated sessions to achieve therapeutic effect.

Why should I try this treatment instead of other solutions?

ESMR is a non-invasive approach to treating heart patients who suffer from chronic symptoms. The safe and proven procedure is low risk with benefits including short treatment duration, minimal discomfort and no need for anesthesia.

What should I expect in the treatment?

ESMR is a procedure that is performed in the doctor’s office, with no need for hospitalization. You will lie on a table and be connected to ECG device. Then low energy shock waves focused using echocardiography imaging and delivered non-invasively via special applicators. The treatment lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. The treatment procedure is conducted over a period of nine weeks, with three sessions per week on the 1st, 5th and 9th week.

Is the treatment safe? Will it be painful??

ESMR is completely safe with no side effects reported during, immediately after or post treatment. During treatment, some patients may feel a tickling sensation in the chest, but there is no pain involved. Some patients feel dizziness. All of these effects pass immediate or shortly after the treatment.