Understanding Changes in Heart Function After Exercise in People With Stroke

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age 50-80 years old
- Has experienced a stroke
- At least 12 months post-stroke
- Able to stand independently
- Able to walk at least 5 metres (assisted devices and guarded supervision is permitted)

Exclusion Criteria

- Stroke of non-cardiogenic origin (aneurysm, tumour)
- Actively engaged in other stroke rehabilitation services
- Class C or D American Heart Association Risk Criteria (uncontrolled arrhythmias)
- Resting blood pressure > 160/100 mmHg
- Significant musculoskeletal problems (rheumatoid arthritis) or other neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson's)
- Has a pacemaker
- Pain or other co-morbidities (e.g. unclipped aneurysms, uncontrolled seizures etc.) which would preclude participation
- Behavioural issues that would limit participation in exercise