Improving PAD Outcomes through Exercise and Engagement
Exercise (walking) therapy has been shown to improve health outcomes in symptomatic PAD patients. While supervised exercise therapy (SET) in a clinical setting can markedly improve walking endurance , regularly attending their prescribed exercise sessions is a meaningful barrier.
Project Voice was designed to advance patient access to and engagement with home-based exercise therapy using digital health technology (e.g. wearables). Our partners in this effort are leading experts in the fields of PAD, exercise therapy, behavior modification, and digital technology who share our goal to develop a long-term, scalable care solution that improves health outcomes, reduces costs to the system, and enables increased access to quality care.
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Feasibility Studies & Publications
- Multicenter, Randomized, Crossover Study Comparing Digital Health Interventions with Fitbit Tracking Versus Usual Care with Patient Self-Report for Claudication Exercise Adherence and Patient-Reported Outcomes
Matthew Corriere, MD, MS (University of Michigan) was the Principal Investigator leading two exploratory studies at the University of Michigan and Wake Forest University.
The studies evaluated the feasibility of a digital health platform coupled with walking activity tracking for patients with PAD and symptoms of claudication.
- Design and Implementation of a Digital Health Platform for Measuring Peripheral Artery Disease Outcomes: The Project VOICE Pilot Study
- Exploring Associations Between Sleep Disturbance and Walking Activity Among Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: Results from the Project VOICE Pilot Study
American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS)
The first multidisciplinary, non-profit society on a mission to reduce avoidable amputations.
Every 20 seconds, somewhere around the world someone loses their leg because of diabetes and/or vascular disease. ALPS was founded to eliminate preventable amputations over the next generation. The Society serves as an interdisciplinary bridge between patients and specialties in medicine, surgery, nursing, physical therapy, engineering, and science to foster better care of the high-risk lower extremity and to help engage the next generation of women and men in the field.
Vascular Cures is serving as ALPS’s Fiscal Sponsor and supporting program implementation until the foundation is formally established.