Shockwave therapy in patients with peripheral artery disease.

@article{Ciccone2012ShockwaveTI,
  title={Shockwave therapy in patients with peripheral artery disease.},
  author={Marco Matteo Ciccone and Angela Notarnicola and Pietro Scicchitano and Marco Sassara and Santa Carbonara and Mariagrazia Maiorano and Biagio Moretti},
  journal={Advances in therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={698-707}
}
INTRODUCTION Previous studies support the fact that extracorporeal shockwave (SW) induces angiogenesis and improves symptoms in patients affected by limb ischemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of SW therapy in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS Twenty-two patients were enrolled in this study and were randomly assigned into two groups: SW treatment (12 patients, 67 ± 9 years) and control (10 patients, 68 ± 12 years). The inclusion criteria were the… CONTINUE READING