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.
- intermittent pneumatic compression devices
- Intermrittent claudication
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine