maximum walking distance

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maximum walking distance

The amount of distance a person with peripheral arterial disease is able to walk before the claudication pain becomes so severe that the patient is forced to stop.
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Several studies have demonstrated that a supervised exercise rehabilitation program extends absolute claudication distance and improves quality-of-life measures.
The newly approved cilostazol (Pletal), a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, has been shown in at least eight clinical trials to improve absolute claudication distance in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients with intermittent claudication.