Biomarkers and Perfusion - Training-Induced Changes After Stroke "BAPTISe"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age: > 18 years
- Diagnosis of subacute ischemic stroke (within 5-45 days after stroke onset)as determined by initial MRI/CT scan of the brain
- Cortical, sub-cortical, or brainstem affection
- Barthel Index (BI) <65 at inclusion
- Able to sit for at least 30 seconds (unsupported or supported, i.e., holding onto supports such as the edge of the bed)
- Ability to perform aerobic exercise, determined by by responsible physician
- Provision of written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- Lacking ability to comply with study requirements
- Stroke due to intracranial haemorrhage
- Previous subarachnoid hemorrhage or other hemorrhagic stroke
- Progressive stroke
- Not able to receive magnetic resonance imaging scans, including perfusion imaging
- Unable to perform the required exercises due to medical, musculoskeletal, or neurological problems
- Required help of at least 1 person to walk before stroke due to neurological (e. g., advanced Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis) or non-neurological co-morbidities (e. g. heart failure, orthopaedic problems)
- Life expectancy < 1 year as determined by responsible physician
- Drug or alcohol addiction within the last six months
- Significant current psychiatric illness defined as medication-refractory of bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia or suicidality
- Current participation in another interventional trial