Angiology: Open Access

Angiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9495

Konrad Müller-Bühl

Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

  • Research Article   
    Long-term Physical Exercise in Patients with Intermittent Claudication
    Author(s): Konrad Müller-Bühl*, Jonas Senft, Joachim Szecsenyi and Gunter Laux

    Background: Short-term intensive training programs result in a significant improvement in the walking ability of most patients with stable peripheral artery disease (PAD). This single-center study is aimed at comparing outcome parameters of PAD patients with intermittent claudication undergoing a long-term physiotherapist-delivered walking exercise program (WEP) with those of a usual-care PAD therapy. Patients and Methods: Using a matched-pair analysis, the data of symptomatic PAD patients who joined a long-term home-based WEP on a community level was compared to those of an appropriate usual-care PAD patient control cohort without regular exercise therapy. The predictor variable was WEP (WEP participation compared with usualcare PAD therapy) and the main outcome variable was the number of endovascular or surgical procedures over time. Results.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9495.20.8.236

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