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Breaking the Tie: How to Start Rehabilitation in Patients With Severe Limiting Intermittent Claudication

Version 1 : Received: 27 April 2021 / Approved: 28 April 2021 / Online: 28 April 2021 (17:16:32 CEST)

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Journal reference: Acta Scientific MEDICAL SCIENCES (IS 2021, 5
DOI: 10.31080/ASMS.2021.05.1103


Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most common symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). IC affects the quality of life and results in marked exercise intolerance and limitation to daily activities with increased risk of cardiovascular complications. Exercise training is the first line of conservative management in PAD. However, patients with IC Patient cannot tolerate exercise because of leg discomfort induced by physical effort. This review will address alternative rehabilitation strategies to reduce exercise limitations and improve exercise tolerance in patients with IC.


Peripheral Artery Disease; Exercise Intolerance; Exercise Limitations; Intermittent Claudication; Exercise Training



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