The Effect of an Aerobic Exercise Programme in Stroke Patients

Enrolling by invitation

Phase 3 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- First CVA according to the WHO definition (A primary, first ever stroke ash revealed by rapidly developing clinical signs or focal or global disturbance or cerebral function, with symptoms lasting 24 hours or longer or leading to death, with no apparent cause other than or vascular origin.) This includes ischemic infarct or an intracerebral haemorrhage
- The offense can be maximum 3 up to 6 weeks after onset
- Patient must be able to follow simple verbal instructions
- To cycle during 1 minute at 20 Watt, 50RPM,
- Cardiac stable

Exclusion Criteria

- Have another neurological impairments with permanent damage such as former cranial trauma, multiple sclerosis, epileptic status… which already present were for current CVA
- Having on CVA resembling symptoms as a result of subdural haemorrhage, a tumour, encephalitis or a trauma
- Barthel index < 50 before the stroke onset
- Age > 80 year
- No authorisation form of the patient or of the family
- Absolute contra-indications for effort test (ACC/AHA guidelines)