The cardiac autonomic nervous system state and response to reflective, motor and cognitive stimuli among individuals post stroke 17-1
The cardiac autonomic nervous system state and response to reflective, motor and cognitive
stimuli among individuals post stroke: A feasibility study
Four post ischemic stroke individuals with reserved cognitive capacity and without severe visual or hearing impairment and four age-matched healthy controls.
The research process:
Post-stroke study participants were examined and cardiac autonomic response was evaluated at three different points in time: up to two weeks after the ischemic event, one month, and three months post stroke. The cardiac autonomic response of control-group participants was evaluated once. In each evaluation session, HRV data were recorded for a period of 24 hours. At the beginning of each session, participants performed various tasks: a grip test, a breath test, pedaling, a cognitive test, and a combined test that involved pedaling and a cognitive task.
Heart rate values were similar in both groups at rest and throughout the tasks. HRV values were lower among individuals post stroke, both at rest and during research-related tasks.
stroke, autonomic cardiac nervous system, heart rate variability.