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

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.
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Imhoff Sarah, Simon Malenfant, Eric Nadreau, Paul Poirier, Damian M. Bailey, et al.. Uncoupling between cerebral perfusion and oxygenation during incremental exercise in an athlete with postconcussion syndrome: a case report. Physiological Reports, Wiley, 2017, 5 (2), pp.e13131. ⟨10.14814/phy2.13131⟩. ⟨hal-01813808⟩

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