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Practitioner 2012; 256 (1747): 7-12

Supervised exercise more beneficial than stents for PAD

24 Jan 2012Registered users

A recent study from North America suggests that a greater improvement in walking distance can be seen with exercise compared with invasive management strategies in peripheral artery disease (PAD). The CLEVER (Claudication: Exercise versus Endoluminal Revascularization) study examined the relative benefit of supervised exercise, stenting, and optimal medical care in patients with aortoiliac PAD.

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