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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181b96437
Columns: Special Populations

Peripheral Arterial Disease and Exercise

Ronai, Peter MS, RCEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D1; Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D2

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Abstract

PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) IS A CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE THAT LIMITS A PERSON'S ABILITY TO LEAD AN ACTIVE LIFE. EXERCISE IS BENEFICIAL TO IMPROVE WALKING ABILITY, REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK, AND ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE. THIS COLUMN DESCRIBES THE EPIDEMIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, EXERCISE BENEFITS AND RISKS, AND EXERCISE GOALS FOR PERSONS WITH PAD.

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