A pilot exercise intervention to improve lower extremity functioning in peripheral arterial disease unaccompanied by intermittent claudication.

@article{McDermott2004APE,
  title={A pilot exercise intervention to improve lower extremity functioning in peripheral arterial disease unaccompanied by intermittent claudication.},
  author={Mary M McDermott and Susan Tiukinhoy and Philip Greenland and K. -L. Liu and William H. Pearce and Jack Guralnik and Shay Unterreiner and Ty J. Gluckman and Michael H. Criqui and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={187-96}
}
PURPOSE A pilot study was conducted to test the feasibility of supervised treadmill exercise training to improve functioning in study participants with peripheral arterial disease who did not have classical symptoms of intermittent claudication. METHODS For this study, 32 men and women with peripheral arterial disease but no symptoms of claudication were randomized to exercise training or usual care. The intervention was a 12-week supervised treadmill walking program. Outcomes included 6… CONTINUE READING

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