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Resistance and Aerobic Exercise for Subclinical Anthracycline Cardiomyopathy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01071473
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Brief Summary:

This application proposes a prospective, single arm feasibility clinical trial of a 12-week period of combined endurance and resistance training in survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with doxorubicin and/or daunorubicin and have impaired cardiac function.

Baseline and post intervention imaging, laboratory, and neuropsychological evaluations will be used to determine the effects of the intervention on body composition, serum lipid profile, exercise tolerance, and neurocognitive functioning. Participants will be called weekly to monitor compliance with the intervention. Incentives will be given at intervals during the trial to optimize compliance with the intervention.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiomyopathy Other: 12 Week Exercise Intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

This study will evaluate the feasibility of a 12-week exercise intervention on the cardiac function of survivors of childhood cancer treated with anthracyclines and known to have cardiomyopathy.

As a secondary objective, the study will document the effect of a 12-week exercise intervention on exercise tolerance, as determined by measurement of peak VO2 and peak exercise workload, shortening fraction, ejection fraction, and left ventricular wall thickness, and assess the impact of the intervention on neurocognitive functioning in survivors of childhood cancer treated with anthracyclines and known to have cardiomyopathy.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Resistance and Aerobic Exercise for Subclinical Anthracycline Cardiomyopathy
Study Start Date : February 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Exercise Group
Survivors of childhood cancer treated with anthracyclines and known to have cardiomyopathy will participate in a 12 week exercise intervention.
Other: 12 Week Exercise Intervention
Trial of a 12-week period of combined endurance and resistance training in survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with doxorubicin and/or daunorubicin and have impaired cardiac function.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary aim of this proposal is to evaluate the feasibility of a 12-week exercise intervention among survivors of childhood cancer treated with anthracyclines and known to have cardiomyopathy. [ Time Frame: 12 Weeks ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH)
  • Ages 0 - 17 years at time of treatment
  • Treated for any type of cancer
  • ≥ 10 years from date of diagnosis
  • ≥ 2 years after completion of active cancer therapy
  • ≥ 18 years of age
  • Treated with doxorubicin and/or daunorubicin (any cumulative dose)
  • Ejection fraction of < 55% without medications
  • Does not currently meet the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for exercise for adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ejection fraction ≤ 40%
  • Pregnant females (Positive Urine pregnancy Test).
  • History of congenital heart disease
  • History of myocardial infarction
  • History of acute coronary syndrome
  • Individuals with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators
  • History of radiation therapy that included any part of the heart
  • ≥1-mm J-point depression (depression measured 80 msec after J-point) with ST segment flat or down-sloping in the majority of complexes in any ECG lead except AVR with exercise testing.
  • All patients will be classified using the recommendations of the American Heart Association. Patients found to be in Class A, C or Class D will not be eligible for study

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01071473


Locations
United States, Tennessee
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel Green, MD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01071473     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CARHAB
First Posted: February 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
Childhood cancer
Anthracyclines
Cardiomyopathy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiomyopathies
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases