Head Position on Cerebral Haemodynamics in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Controls


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Informed volunteer consent, patient consent or personal consultee declaration form
- Male or female, aged 18 years or above
- Able (in the Investigator's opinion) and willing to comply with all study requirements
- Willing to allow his or her General Practitioner (GP) to be notified of participation in the study Stroke Patient-specific Inclusion Criteria
- Clinical diagnosis of ischaemic stroke within 24 hours of onset (for patients waking with a stroke, time of onset will be taken to be the time when the patient was last asymptomatic)

Exclusion Criteria

- Male or Female, aged under 18 years
- Unable (in the Investigator's opinion) or unwilling to comply with any study requirements
- Participants who practice yoga regularly
- Female participants who are pregnant, lactating or planning pregnancy during the course of the study Stroke Patient-specific Exclusion Criteria
- Clinical diagnosis of stroke greater than 24 hours from onset
- Having had a resolved transient ischaemic attack (TIA) (i.e. neurological symptoms completely resolved upon hospital presentation)
- Definite clinical indication to 'sitting up' (≥30⁰) head position (i.e. pneumonia, decompensated heart failure)
- Definite clinical indication to lying flat (0⁰) head position (i.e. shock, airways obstruction)
- Co-morbidity with anticipated life expectancy less than 3 months