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Water Walking May Reduce Artery Stiffness and Improve Function in Peripheral Artery Disease


Newswise — Article title: "Impacts of aquatic walking on arterial stiffness, exercise tolerance and physical function in patients with peripheral artery disease: a randomized clinical trial"

Authors: Song-Young Park, Yi-Sub Kwak, Elizabeth J. Pekas

From the authors: "These results suggest that aquatic walking exercise is an effective therapy to reduce arterial stiffness and resting [heart rate], and improve cardiorespiratory capacity, exercise tolerance, physical function, and muscular strength in patients with [peripheral artery disease]." 

This study is highlighted as one of October’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program. 

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