ICORD PI Dr. Andrei Krassioukov received a CIHR Team grant to study the effects of exercise interventions on cardiovascular health of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury. The research program has been named CHOICES (for Cardiovascular Health/Outcomes: Improvements Created by Exercise & education for SCI).

The CHOICES Project brings together leading researchers from across Canada with the aim of improving the lives, health and care of Canadians living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Our research examines benefits to cardiovascular (CV) health in individuals with chronic SCI through optimized exercise and targeted education. We will determine whether educating health care providers on specific CV problems associated with SCI will help to reduce the financial burden of care, and improve treatment of people with SCI. By providing important information on exercise training and targeted education to clinicians, this project will reduce chronic disease and improve cardiovascular health for Canadians living with SCI.

Visit the CHOICES web site for more information.