Maximal Leg Press Strength Training Study for Coronary Artery Disease Patients

This study has been completed.
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: November 16, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

Maximal strength training has been shown to increase muscular strength, muscular volume and work economy. An 8 week maximal leg press training regime will be conducted on cardiac heart failure patients to evaluate whether they increase their maximal leg press strength, work economy, serum testosterone and quality of life. The study hypotheses are that:

  1. Aerobic work capacity will increase due to increased work economy, without increases in maximal oxygen uptake.
  2. Strength training will increase serum testosterone.

Condition Intervention
Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Behavioral: Strength training intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Maximal Leg Press Strength Training for Coronary Artery Disease Patients. Training Effect on Serum Testosterone and Work Economy

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Maximal leg press strength [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Work economy [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Serum testosterone [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of life [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically diagnosed coronary artery disease
  • Stable coronary artery disease
  • 1.5 mm depression in ST segment during a cycling strain test
  • Between 18-70 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable coronary artery disease
  • Other limitations to exercise than coronary artery disease
  • Participants in other study interventions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00184457

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway, 7489
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Study Director: Asbjørn Støylen, MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT00184457     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 25060100 
Study First Received: September 15, 2005
Last Updated: November 16, 2011
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Social Science Data Services

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Cardiac heart failure
Leg press
Maximal strength training
Serum testosterone
Work economy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Failure
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2016