Bulmer, Andrew C. and Coombes, Jeff S. (2004) Optimising exercise training in peripheral arterial disease. Sports Medicine, 34 (14). pp. 983-1003. ISSN 0112-1642
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2165/00007256-200434140-00004
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.2165/00007256-200434140-00004
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.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||peripheral arterial disease; exercise training; claudication|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences|
|Deposited On:||05 May 2010 22:11|
|Last Modified:||08 May 2010 16:08|
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