Neurologic complications of sit-ups associated with the Valsalva maneuver: 2 case reports.

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We present 2 cases of potentially catastrophic neurologic consequences occurring in healthy individuals engaged in sit-up exercises. Two young healthy men were engaged in sit-ups when one developed a stroke and the other developed a spinal epidural hematoma. The Valsalva maneuver involved in the sit-up exercise can produce supraphysiologic increases in… (More)

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@article{UberZak2002NeurologicCO, title={Neurologic complications of sit-ups associated with the Valsalva maneuver: 2 case reports.}, author={Lori D Uber-Zak and Y Swamy Venkatesh}, journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation}, year={2002}, volume={83 2}, pages={278-82} }