Dr Amy Brodtmann
|Institute:||Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health|
Exercise and brain volume loss after stroke
The major risk factors for post-stroke brain atrophy and cognitive decline are recurrent stroke, hypertension, and low rates of physical activity. Brain volume loss precedes and predicts cognitive decline.
It has been demonstrated that increased rates of total and regional brain atrophy following ischaemic stroke. Patients lose brain volume at a…