The Claudication: Exercise
Revascularization (CLEVER) trial is comparing
the effectiveness, safety, cost, and overall economic impact of
four strategies for treating leg pain that occurs with walking
(claudication): home exercise plus drug therapy, supervised
exercise therapy plus drug therapy, placement of an
artery-opening stent, and stent placement plus exercise. The
trial is being conducted at 30 hospitals across the country.
You can learn more about the trial from
ClinicalTrials.gov or the CLEVER Study Web site. If you are
interested in participating in CLEVER, talk with your doctor or
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