Do Stroke Patients with or without Cardiac Intervention Achieve Similar Functional Recovery? - Functional Recovery and Rehabilitation Efficiency of Complex Stroke Patients following Cardiac Intervention
Hospice and Palliative Medicine International Journal
A complex stroke (stroke occurring in the context of a cardiac intervention) is a well recognised entity but not well researched in terms of functional outcomes and efficiency of rehabilitation. The implication for prognosis and rehabilitation services is uncertain. We describe the functional outcomes of complex stroke patients following rehabilitation compared with stroke patients in the absence of cardiac intervention. Total 94 ischemic stroke patients were included (70 non-complex and 24
... lex strokes). Measures of function, rate of recovery, efficiency of rehabilitation and markers of outcome were analysed. There were no significant differences in length of stay between two cohorts. A non-significant trend towards better functional profiles on discharge and greater improvement from baseline was observed in the complex strokes as compared with the non-cardiac intervention group.