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Effect of Standard Care Rehabilitation Versus Interval Treadmill Training After Myocardial Infarction

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00235339
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the standard rehabilitation offered by three hospital rehabilitation units in Norway, one in Trondheim, one in Ålesund and one in Levanger, compared to an interval treadmill training program. The subjects participating in the study are patients with myocardial infarction. The maximal oxygen consumption of the subjects will be tested before and after the training period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myocardial Infarction Behavioral: Exercise training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the standard rehabilitation offered by three hospital rehabilitation units in Norway, one in Trondheim, one in Ålesund and one in Levanger, compared to an interval treadmill training program. The subjects participating in the study are patients with myocardial infarction. The maximal oxygen consumption of the subjects will be tested before and after the training period.

Primary outcome: Maximal oxygen consumption Secondary outcomes: Blood values (for endothelial function, blood lipids, etc), flow mediated dilatation, quality of life (SF 36 and MacNew), weight, BMI, heart rate fall 1 minute after stopping the maximal treadmill test.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 89 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Study of Training Modality After Myocardial Infarction; Standard Care Rehabilitation Training or Interval Treadmill Training
Study Start Date : October 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Standard exercise training rehabilitation at the hospital
Behavioral: Exercise training
Standard exercise training at the hospital, two times per week for twelve weeks

Experimental: 2
Interval exercise training on treadmills, with high intensity
Behavioral: Exercise training
Interval exercise training with high intensity on treadmill. Subjects exercise two times per week for twelve weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in maximal oxygen consumption [ Time Frame: baseline, after intervention and at 6 months ]
    At baseline, following intervention and at 6 months after the intervention. An additional follow-up test will be conducted in all patients who want to participate during 2009.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quality of life [ Time Frame: baseline, after intervention and at 6 months ]
  2. flow mediated dilatation [ Time Frame: baseline, after intervention and at 6 months ]
    flow mediated dilatation (endothelial function)

  3. echocardiography [ Time Frame: baseline, after intervention and at 6 months ]
  4. blood markers [ Time Frame: baseline, after intervention and at 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Myocardial infarction 2-12 weeks ago

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Heart failure
  • limitations to walking on a treadmill
  • failure to reach a maximal pre-test(> NYHA class II)
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • COPD
  • pregnancy
  • kidney failure (creatinin > 140)
  • drug abuse
  • left ventricle EF < 30%

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00235339


Locations
Norway
Sykehuset Levanger
Levanger, Norway, 7600
St.Olav Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7006
Ålesund Hospital
Ålesund, Norway, 6026
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Investigators
Study Chair: Stig A Slørdahl, Dr.med NTNU
Principal Investigator: Trine T Moholdt, Cand.polit NTNU