Heart disease in patients with stroke: incidence, impact, and implications for rehabilitation. Part 1: Classification and prevalence.

@article{Roth1993HeartDI,
  title={Heart disease in patients with stroke: incidence, impact, and implications for rehabilitation. Part 1: Classification and prevalence.},
  author={Elliot J. Roth},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1993},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={752-60}
}
  • Elliot J. Roth
  • Published 1993 in Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Heart disease is found in about 75% of patients who have suffered a stroke. Cardiovascular diseases can be risk factors, etiologic mechanisms, associated conditions, or direct consequences of stroke. Cardiac comorbidity may delay initiation of rehabilitation, complicate the course and care of the patient with stroke, inhibit participation in a therapeutic exercise program, limit functional outcomes, and contribute to early mortality in the individual with cerebrovascular disease. Part 1 of this… CONTINUE READING