Supervised Exercise Therapy For Patients With PAD
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the third leading cause of atherosclerotic vascular morbidity after coronary heart disease and stroke. In this recent Cardiology article, Sanjay Divakaran, MD, and Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, FACC, explain how supervised exercise therapy is a data-supported and guideline-recommend treatment for patients with intermittent claudication from PAD.
They write that it is our responsibility as a cardiovascular community to improve access to this important treatment, particularly now that it is a reimbursed service by CMS for Medicare beneficiaries, and by many private insurers. Read more.
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