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Clinician's Guide to cardiopulmonary exercise testing in adults: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Exercise testing remains a remarkably durable and versatile tool that provides valuable diagnostic and prognostic information regarding patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. ExerciseExpand
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Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Purpose— This scientific statement provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors. Evidence suggests that stroke survivors experienceExpand
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Repetitive bilateral arm training and motor cortex activation in chronic stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Reorganization in central motor networks occurs during early recovery from hemiparetic stroke. In chronic stroke survivors, specific rehabilitation therapy can improve upper extremityExpand
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Pregnancy and the risk of stroke.
BACKGROUND It is widely believed that pregnancy increases the risk of stroke, but there are few data available to quantify that risk. METHODS We identified all female patients 15 through 44 yearsExpand
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Repetitive Bilateral Arm Training With Rhythmic Auditory Cueing Improves Motor Function in Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke
Background and Purpose Chronic upper extremity hemiparesis is a leading cause of functional disability after stroke. We investigated the hypothesis that bilateral arm training with rhythmic auditoryExpand
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Randomized clinical trial of 3 types of physical exercise for patients with Parkinson disease.
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of treadmill exercises and stretching and resistance exercises in improving gait speed, strength, and fitness for patients with Parkinson disease. DESIGN AExpand
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Determinants of walking function after stroke: differences by deficit severity.
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship of cardiovascular fitness (Vo(2)peak), neurologic deficits in balance and leg strength, and body composition to ambulatory function after stroke and toExpand
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Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognition and Motor Function Poststroke
Background. Cognitive deficits impede stroke recovery. Aerobic exercise (AEX) improves cognitive executive function (EF) processes in healthy individuals, although the learning benefits after strokeExpand
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Reduced ambulatory activity after stroke: the role of balance, gait, and cardiovascular fitness.
OBJECTIVES To determine ambulatory activity in a sample of community-dwelling people with chronic hemiparetic stroke and to examine whether deficits in balance and gait and cardiovascular andExpand
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Comparing brain activation associated with isolated upper and lower limb movement across corresponding joints
It was shown recently that functional activation across brain motor areas during locomotion and foot movements are similar but differ substantially from activation related to upper extremity movementExpand
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