ExStroke Pilot Trial: Physical Exercise After Acute Ischaemic Stroke


Phase 3 Results


Data from 265 patients were included with a mean (SD) age of 68.2 (12.2) years. Confirming univariable analyses, multivariable analyses showed that patients with physical activity in the top quartile more likely presented with a less severe stroke, OR 2.54 (95% CI 1.30–4.95), and had a decreased likelihood of poor outcome, OR 0.46 (95% CI 0.22–0.96), compared to patients in the lowest quartile. In the present study physical activity prior to stroke was associated with a less severe stroke and better long-term outcome.