Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Friday, February 10, 2017

All-extremity exercise training improves arterial stiffness in older adults

But are these other ways better? Does your doctor know of ANY of these? Could you post-stroke even do these moderate or high intensity training regimens?

Watermelon juice reverses hardening of the arteries Nov. 2011 

New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries  Jan. 2016 

Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation  June 2004 

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries March 2015
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 02/10/2017
This study was conducted to compare the impact of all–extremity high–intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate–intensity continuous training (MICT) on aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and carotid artery compliance in older adults. The following findings were revealed, all–extremity MICT but not HIIT, improved central arterial stiffness in previously sedentary older adults free of major clinical disease. The conclusion derived has significant implications for aerobic exercise prescription in older adults.


  • Forty-nine sedentary older adults (age: 64±1 years), free of overt major clinical disease, were randomized to HIIT (n=17), MICT (n=18) or non-exercise controls (CONT; n=14).
  • HIIT (4x4 minutes at 90% of peak heart rate interspersed with 3x3 minutes active recovery at 70% of peak heart rate) and isocaloric MICT (70% of peak heart rate) were conducted on an all-extremity non-weight-bearing ergometer, 4 days/week, for 8 weeks under supervision.
  • Aortic (carotid to femoral; cfPWV) and common carotid artery compliance were evaluated at pre- and post-intervention.


  • cfPWV improved by 0.5 m/sec in MICT (P=0.04) but did not significantly alter in HIIT and CONT (P>0.05).
  • Carotid artery compliance improved by 0.03 mm2/mmHg in MICT (P=0.001), while it remained unchanged in HIIT and CONT (P>0.05).
  • Improvements in arterial stiffness in response to MICT were not confounded by changes in aortic or brachial blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, total and abdominal adiposity, blood lipids or aerobic fitness.
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