Heart-Brain Retraining for Stroke Rehabilitation


Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Able to provide informed consent
- Within 6-12 months of diagnosis of single ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, confirmed with neuroimaging
- Fugl-Meyer Motor Score 19-55 in involved upper extremity
- Approval from patient's primary care physician
- Age between 18 and 85 years

Exclusion Criteria

- Hospitalization for myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or heart surgery (CABG or valve replacement) within 3 months of study enrollment
- Serious cardiac arrhythmia
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Severe aortic stenosis
- Cardiac pacemaker
- Pulmonary embolus
- Other medical or musculoskeletal contraindication to exercise
- Significant cognitive impairment (unable to follow 1-2 step commands) or major psychiatric disorder (major depression, generalized anxiety) that will cause difficulty in study participation
- Anti-spasticity injection (botox) in upper extremity within 3 months of study enrollment
- Pregnancy