Optimal Exercise Programs for Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Published: December 13, 2018

active senior woman exercising on treadmill
  • This scientific statement serves as a comprehensive clinical resource regarding the evidence supporting exercise for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and lower extremity symptoms.
  • This statement outlines the role of supervised exercise training (SET) as well as home-based walking programs and alternative exercise approaches.
  • The 2017 national coverage determination of SET for Medicare beneficiaries with symptomatic PAD has fueled implementation of SET programs in the US. This statement outlines the specific components and provides supporting evidence for recommended SET programs.