Update on Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication Rehabilitation

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Abstract

The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease is high and will continue to grow with our aging population. It is often under diagnosed and under treated due to a general lack of awareness on the part of the patient and the practitioner. The evidence-base is growing for the optimal medical management of the patient with peripheral arterial disease; in parallel, endovascular revascularization options continue to improve. Exercise training for claudication rehabilitation plays a critical role. Comprehensive care of the peripheral arterial disease patient focuses on the ultimate goals of improving quality of life and reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-656
Number of pages30
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

Keywords

  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Claudication
  • Claudication rehabilitation
  • Exercise therapy
  • Medical management
  • Peripheral arterial disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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