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High-intensity interval training for intermittent claudication in a vascular rehabilitation program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16737929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reports an observational study investigating the safety and effectiveness of a high-intensity interval exercise program for patients with peripheral arterial disease. Patients were asked to walk on a treadmill to maximal claudication pain six times in each exercise session, with 3-minute rests in between. Once a patient could walk continuously for 6 minutes without reaching maximal pain, speed and/or grade was increased. To account for the changes in speed and grade, patients' walking ability was measured as a rehabilitation score, calculated as the product of the two. A total of 47 patients were included in the study. Results showed overall improvement in the rehabilitation score with participation in the program, and specifically showed that participation in more exercise sessions led to greater improvement. Moreover, no adverse events occurred in the study patients, suggesting patients with peripheral arterial disease can safely tolerate high-intensity exercise programs.
Jenny Adams; Gerald Ogola; Pamala Stafford; Phoebus Koutras; Julie Hartman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-01     Completed Date:  2006-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy / adverse effects,  methods*
Geriatric Assessment
Hospitals, Urban
Intermittent Claudication / classification,  complications,  rehabilitation*
Mobility Limitation
Multivariate Analysis
Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Pain Measurement
Program Evaluation
Regression Analysis
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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