PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) IMPAIRS A PERSON'S ABILITY TO WALK, CLIMB STAIRS, AND PERFORM OTHER ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING. INDIVIDUALS WITH PAD ARE AT RISK FOR OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND LIMB AMPUTATION. THIS COLUMN DISCUSSES EXERCISE TESTING AND TRAINING GUIDELINES FOR PAD, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE.
1Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey; and 2Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers of Bridgeport Hospital, Shelton, Connecticut
Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist at Hackensack University Medical Center and an instructor for the American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT).
Peter Ronai is a clinical exercise physiologist and manager of Community Health for Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers of Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut.