Features April 2014 Issue

Exercise May Improve Quality of Life for PAD Patients

And in serious cases, stenting plus exercise may be the best combination to treat peripheral artery disease.

For people experiencing severe pain associated with peripheral artery disease (PAD), the combination of a stenting and exercise may be the keys to a better quality of life. A study presented at the 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions found that endovascular stenting, followed by a supervised exercise program, produced better pain relief in PAD patients than exercise therapy alone.

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