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Measures of Cardiovascular Health and Physical Function after an Aerobic Exercise Intervention in a Patient Fifteen Days Post-Stroke.
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PMID:  24772455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Study Design: Case Study Background: Changes in cardiorespiratory (CR) fitness post-stroke severely impact an individual's quality of life. The purpose of this case study was to demonstrate whether a moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise program would improve cardiovascular fitness, and physical performance measures in a participant following discharge from acute stroke rehabilitation. The participant is a 58 year-old female who experienced an ischemic stroke 15 days prior to beginning the exercise intervention. Case Description: The participant was provided a supervised 8-week exercise intervention on a Total Body Recumbent Stepper (TBRS). The exercise intervention consisted of three sessions per week; the first 4 weeks the participant exercised at a moderate intensity of 50-59% heart rate reserve (HRR) calculated from the baseline exercise test; the last 4 weeks the intensity was increased to 60-69% HRR. Exercise duration began at 20 minutes with the goal of reaching 30 minutes of continuous exercise at a specified workload. Outcomes: Following 8-weeks of intervention, the participant showed improvement in cardiovascular measures including: resting blood pressure (BP), resting heart rate (HR), VO2 peak, and the maximum distance walked (6-MWT). Conclusion: The use of a moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise intervention may be effective for participants in the sub-acute phase of stroke recovery in order to improve cardiovascular health and physical function.
Angela A Lentz; Anna E Mattlage; Abigail L Ashenden; Michael A Rippee; Sandra A Billinger
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of student physical therapy research     Volume:  5     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stud Phys Ther Res     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2014-4-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101607907     Medline TA:  J Stud Phys Ther Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  72-78     Citation Subset:  -    
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