Adapted Cardiac Rehabilitation After Stroke


Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA) Scale Leg Score between 3 and 7
- At least 3 months post-stroke
- Ability to understand the process and instructions for exercise training and provide informed consent
- Ability to complete 6-minute walk test

Exclusion Criteria

- Resting blood pressure greater than 160/100 despite medication
- Other cardiovascular morbidity which would limit exercise tolerance (heart failure, abnormal blood pressure responses or ST-segment depression > 2 mm, symptomatic aortic stenosis, complex arrhythmias)
- Unstable angina
- Orthostatic blood pressure decrease of > 20 mm Hg with symptoms
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Other musculoskeletal impairments which would limit the participant's ability to cycle or walk
- Pain or other co-morbidities (e.g. unclipped aneurysms, uncontrolled seizures etc.) which would preclude participation
- Cognitive and/or behavioural issues that would limit participation in exercise testing and training