Recruitment to Exercise Programmes: Challenges in the Peripheral Arterial Disease Population

Marie Guidon, Melissa Chavira, Hannah McGee, Ricky Sheahan & Cathal Kelly
Current evidence suggests that 27 million people in Europe and North America have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Although only 3% of patients with intermittent claudication (IC) require amputation, a significant number will require hospital admission and other surgical intervention for IC and associated cardiac and cerebrovascular complications. An important aim of exercise therapy in the peripheral arterial disease population is to decrease cardiovascular risk factors and consequent morbidity and mortality. Several studies have demonstrated that...
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