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The role of exercise training in peripheral arterial disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18048473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is currently a major health problem affecting 8-12 million Americans, 15-40% of whom will have intermittent claudication that can lead to substantial impairment in their ability to carry out normal daily activities as well as perform the recommended cardiovascular exercise. Supervised exercise training is an effective tool in the treatment of claudication and is currently a recommended first-line therapy for patients with this condition. In addition to improving pain-free walking distance and quality of life, supervised exercise training can improve many cardiovascular risk factors, possibly reducing the risk for subsequent myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. This paper will review the benefits of supervised exercise training in patients with PAD.
Authors:
Richard V Milani; Carl J Lavie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular medicine (London, England)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1358-863X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Med     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-30     Completed Date:  2008-03-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610930     Medline TA:  Vasc Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA, USA. rmilani@ochsner.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology*,  prevention & control
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications,  therapy*
Exercise Therapy*
Health Services Accessibility
Humans
Intermittent Claudication / etiology*,  therapy
Patient Compliance
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / complications,  therapy*
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome

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