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Review Article Volume 5 Issue 12

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

Bassem Zarif1,2*, Akram Samir1,2, Safwat Al-Nahrawi1,2 and Eman Gamal2

1National Heart Institute, Egypt 2Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Bassem Zarif, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Institute, Ministry of Health and Population, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: October 18, 2021; Published: November 18, 2021


Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most common symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). IC can worsen 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 may not tolerate weight-bearing exercises 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.

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


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Citation: Bassem Zarif., et al. “Breaking the Tie: How to Start Rehabilitation in Patients with Severe Limiting Intermittent Claudication". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.12 (2021): 130-135.


Copyright: © 2021 Bassem Zarif., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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