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Randomized controlled trial of vacuum therapy for intermittent claudication. J Vasc Surg 2020; 71: 1692-1701.

Published: 9th February 2021

Authors: Hageman D, Fokkenrood HJP, van Deursen BAC, Gommans LNM, Cancrinus E, Scheltinga MRM et al.


The impact of 12 sessions of vacuum therapy over six weeks, in addition to exercise training was explored in this study that included 70 patients with claudication. After 6 and 12 weeks, improvements in walking distance were similar in those who had vacuum treatment in addition to supervised exercise to those without.

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