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The long term effects and sustainability of supervised exercise therapy in the treatment of intermittent claudication

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), affects 10-20% of people over the age of 70. The causal risk factors include cigarette smoking and diabetes. It is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality and its social and economic implications are staggering. Exercise therapy has been proven to be an effective first line therapy for treating the primary symptom of PAD, Intermittent Claudication (IC). The addition of supervision to this therapy has resulted in super...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
British Heart Foundation
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Public Health
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Funding agency for:
Luke St Patrick Foster
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
MSc
Level of award:
Masters
URN:
uuid:354fc08f-b385-463c-ad6b-c463a5170179
Local pid:
ora:10699

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