Heart disease in patients with stroke: Incidence, impact, and implications for rehabilitation part 1: Classification and prevalence

Elliot J Roth*

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Abstract

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 two-part article describes the various forms of heart disease that may be seen in stroke patients, and reviews the incidence figures for each type of associated cardiac condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)752-760
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Volume74
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Coronary disease
  • Exercise test
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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