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Peripheral Arterial Disease and Physical Activity

By July 5, 2006

People who suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) often avoid exercise and physical activity due to pain. Even walking a short distance can cause painful leg cramps. Though painful physical activity may be a key factor in reducing heart attacks that can lead to death. A study being reported in the July issue of Circulation found that PAD patients with higher physical activity during daily life have reduced mortality and cardiovascular events compared with PAD patients with the lowest physical activity.
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