Uncoupling between cerebral perfusion and oxygenation during incremental exercise in an athlete with postconcussion syndrome: a case report

Sarah Imhoff, Simon Malenfant, Éric Nadreau, Paul Poirier, Damian M. Bailey, Patrice Brassard*

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Abstract

High-intensity exercise may pose a risk to patients with postconcussion syndrome (PCS) when symptomatic during exertion. The case of a paralympic athlete with PCS who experienced a succession of convulsion-awakening periods and reported a marked increase in postconcussion symptoms after undergoing a graded symptom-limited aerobic exercise protocol is presented. Potential mechanisms of cerebrovascular function failure are then discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13131
Number of pages6
JournalPhysiological Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
Early online date24 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Cerebral oxygenation
  • cerebral perfusion
  • exercise
  • postconcussion syndrome

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