RIABILITAZIONE NELLE ARTERIOPATIE OSTRUTTIVE CRONICHE PERIFERICHE: EFFICACIA DI UN TRAINING AEROBICO

Translated title of the contribution: Rehabilitation of the peripheral arterial obstructive disease: Efficacy of aerobic training

A. Rognoni, F. Zelaschi, G. Felicetti, C. Manstretta, R. Gibellini, A. Ferrari Bardile, M. Zambelli

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Abstract

We studied 111 patients with peripheral arterial obstructive diseases (Fontaine's stage II). The following parameters were measured: pain free walking distance (PFWD on a treadmill), recovery time (RT), and Winsor's index (WI). Patients who underwent aerobic training (N = 81) showed an average increase in PFWD of 195%, whereas those who did not (N = 30) showed no significant variations in this parameter. Neither of the two groups showed any changes in either RT or WI. No significant differences were found between patients with proximal or distal lesions, with or without ischemic heart disease, between smokers and non-smokers, and the presence or absence of risk factors, considered in relation to the benefits of aerobic training. It is likely that the positive results observed in the patients who underwent aerobic training stemmed from greated metabolic adjustment at muscular level coupled with increased local perfusion.

Translated title of the contributionRehabilitation of the peripheral arterial obstructive disease: Efficacy of aerobic training
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalEuropa Medicophysica
Volume31
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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    Rognoni, A., Zelaschi, F., Felicetti, G., Manstretta, C., Gibellini, R., Ferrari Bardile, A., & Zambelli, M. (1995). RIABILITAZIONE NELLE ARTERIOPATIE OSTRUTTIVE CRONICHE PERIFERICHE: EFFICACIA DI UN TRAINING AEROBICO. Europa Medicophysica, 31(4), 207-213.