Optimising exercise training in peripheral arterial disease.

  title={Optimising exercise training in peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Andrew C Bulmer and Jeff S Coombes},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={34 14},
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an obstructive condition where the flow of blood through peripheral arteries is impeded. During periods of increased oxygen demand (e.g. during exercise), peripheral limb ischaemia occurs, resulting in the sensation of muscle pain termed 'claudication'. As a result of claudication, subjects' ability to exercise is greatly reduced affecting their quality of life. Although many treatment options for patients with PAD exist, exercise training is an effective… CONTINUE READING


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