Supervised Exercise Therapy For Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease
Medicare has recently approved payment for the treatment of PAD after a study revealed that supervised exercise training is as beneficial as balloon angioplasty. This treatment is now being offered through MidMichigan Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The treatment involves supervised exercise that will help decrease symptoms, improve pain free walking distance, improve quality of life, improve muscle function, and achieve overall risk reduction benefits. Supervised Exercise Therapy may not be appropriate for all forms of PAD. Consult your physician to determine what treatment is right for you.
Participating in Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) will help prevent the progression of PAD, and improve your overall quality of life.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the narrowing or blocking of the arteries in your extremities, most common in the legs. This is a result of systemic atherosclerosis, which is plaque buildup in the arteries that is common in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes, and stroke.