Optimising exercise training in peripheral arterial disease

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Title Optimising exercise training in peripheral arterial disease
Author Bulmer, Andrew Cameron; Coombes, Jeff S.
Journal Name Sports Medicine
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Auckland, NZ
Publisher Adis International
Abstract 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 and low-cost means of improving functional ability and quality of life. Currently, there are limited specific recommendations to assist the exercise prescription and programming of these individuals. This review summarises data from 28 exercise training studies conducted in patients with PAD and formulates recommendations based on their results. Exercise training for patients with PAD should involve three training sessions per week comprising 45 minutes of intermittent treadmill walking in a supervised environment for a time period of 20 weeks or more. Encouragement and direction is given to further research aimed at investigating the effectiveness of training programmes in these patients
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/adis/smd
Alternative URI http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/adis/smd/2004/00000034/00000014/art00004
Volume 34
Issue Number 14
Page from 983
Page to 1004
ISSN 0112-1642
Date Accessioned 2009-11-05
Language en_AU
Research Centre Heart Foundation Research Centre; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Medical and Health Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27358
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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