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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Early online date||24 Jan 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jan 2017|
- Cerebral oxygenation
- cerebral perfusion
- postconcussion syndrome