Ischemic Preconditioning in Endurance Athletes

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 9, 2012
Last updated: March 18, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of remote ischemic preconditioning on biochemical and functional indices of cardiac function induced by a 30 km run in healthy trained long distance runners.

Condition Intervention
Other: Remote ischemic preconditioning

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Influence of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Cardiac Function After Endurance Exercise

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Further study details as provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum concentrations of cardiac troponins [ Time Frame: 6 hours, 2 hourly time intervals ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Indices of cardiac function measured by echocardiography [ Time Frame: 2 hours post-exercise ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: March 2013
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Sham RIC
Control treatment (sham RIC) will consist of four 5-minute simulated inflations of a blood pressure cuff placed on the upper arm. The inflations will be separated by 5-minute periods when the blood pressure cuff will be deflated.
Active Comparator: Remote ischemic conditioning
Blood pressure cuff placed on upper arm and inflated to 200mmHg for 5 minutes then deflated for 5 minutes - this cycle is repeated a total of 4 times.
Other: Remote ischemic preconditioning
Blood pressure cuff placed on upper arm and inflated to 200mmHg for 5 minutes then deflated for 5 minutes - this cycle is repeated a total of 4 times.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent
  • Healthy
  • Age between 18 and 65 years
  • Endurance-trained (two or more training sessions per week)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not applicable
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01774461

Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Marja van Dieijen-Visser, PhD Department of Clinical Chemistry, MUMC, Maastricht, the Netherlands
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01774461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: METC12-2-038
Study First Received: July 9, 2012
Last Updated: March 18, 2014
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO) processed this record on April 17, 2014