|Comparison||No of studies||Weighted mean difference in walking times in minutes (95% CI)|
|*3 trials were not included in the statistical analysis because of incomplete data.|
|Exercise v usual care or placebo||3*||−6.52 (4.38 to 8.67)|
|Exercise v angioplasty||1||−3.30 (2.21 to 4.39)|
|Exercise v antiplatelet treatment||1||−1.06 (0.15 to 1.97)|
|Exercise v surgery||1||−1.66 (−4.55 to 1.23)†|
|Exercise v pentoxifylline||1||−0.45 (−0.66 to −0.24)|
Review: exercise programmes increase walking times in patients with intermittent claudication
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