Aerobic Interval Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00964067
First received: August 21, 2009
Last updated: April 10, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to compare home-based aerobic interval training with supervised interval training performed in groups or on a treadmill at the hospital.


Condition Intervention Phase
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Artery Disease
Other: Exercise training
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of High Intensity Aerobic Interval Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Further study details as provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VO2peak [ Time Frame: baseline, after 12 weeks and after 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks and 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Treadmill group
Interval exercise performed on treadmills, supervised
Other: Exercise training
Interval training at 90% of max heart rate. Warm-up of 10-15 minutes up to 70% of HRmax, then 4 minutes of exercise at 90%. 3 minutes of active pause between the intervals. Total 45 minutes of exercise. Twice a week.
Active Comparator: Exercise groups
Supervised and organised in groups of ten
Other: Exercise training
Interval training at 90% of max heart rate. Warm-up of 10-15 minutes up to 70% of HRmax, then 4 minutes of exercise at 90%. 3 minutes of active pause between the intervals. Total 45 minutes of exercise. Twice a week.
Active Comparator: home-based exercise
Interval training at home, free choice of modality
Other: Exercise training
Interval training at 90% of max heart rate. Warm-up of 10-15 minutes up to 70% of HRmax, then 4 minutes of exercise at 90%. 3 minutes of active pause between the intervals. Total 45 minutes of exercise. Twice a week.

Detailed Description:

Cardiac rehabilitation is usually first offered in hospitals, but there are several studies that show that home-based rehabilitation is equally efficient. How this comes out when exercise is organized as aerobic interval training is not known.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • coronary artery disease
  • age over 18
  • referred to cardiac rehabilitation
  • exercise tolerance demonstrated

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe arrhythmia
  • heart failure
  • drug abuse
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00964067

Locations
Norway
St.Olavs University Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Asbjørn Støylen, PhD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00964067     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HJERTEREHAB2009
Study First Received: August 21, 2009
Last Updated: April 10, 2013
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
rehabilitation outcome
cardiac patients
exercise intensity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infarction
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Myocardial Infarction
Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Necrosis
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases

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