Effect of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression of Foot and Calf on Walking Distance, Hemodynamics, and Quality of Life in Patients with Arterial Claudication. A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study With 1-Year Follow-up

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Abstract

The authors evaluated the effect of ntermittent pneumatic compression on the walking ability, peripheral hemodynamics and quality of life in patients With claudication. Forty-one patients with claudlcation were randomized to intermittent cornoression and aspirin or aspirin alone. Inflation for 4 seconds at 3 impulses per minute, calf inflate delay 2 second was used for 5 months for at least 2.5 hours daily. The claudication patients who had intermittent pneumatic compression had improved nitial and absolute claUdication distance on treadmill testing and improved ankle-brachial index measurements compared with those who did not. The authors concluded that intermittent pneumatic compression was effective method for improving walking ability and pressure indices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalFoodborne Pathogens and Disease
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • intermittent pneumatic compression devices
  • Intermrittent claudication
  • therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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