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The Impact of Exercise Training on Functional Capacity in Heart Failure

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01288365
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Clalit Health Services
Hadassah Medical Organization
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether exercise training will improve functional capacity in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Behavioral: Exercise training Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Exercise Training on Functional Capacity in Heart Failure Patients With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Study Start Date : March 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise training
Protocol of 3 month exercise training program.
Behavioral: Exercise training
Exercise training program for 3 months (two times a week).

No Intervention: Control
Control group



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline of peak oxygen uptake on graded exercise. [ Time Frame: After 3 month exercise training ]
    Changes in physical fitness after 3 month exercise training. This will be measured by a cardiopulmonary exercise test with recording of maximal oxygen uptake during incremental exercise.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline of six minute walk [ Time Frame: After 3 month exercise training ]
    Change in the distance covered during a 6 minute walk after 3 month exercise training.

  2. Change from baseline of NYHA class [ Time Frame: After 3 month exercise training ]
    Change in subjective assessment of function capacity based on the New York Heart Association Class classification after 3 month exercise training.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical heart failure
  • Preserved ejection fraction (>50%)
  • Stable clinically
  • New York Heart Association Class II-III

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to exercise
  • Other debilitating or unstable disease limiting length of life
  • Implanted pacemaker

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Contacts
Contact: Meirav Miara, MA 972-2-6776564 JRmeiravM@clalit.org.il

Locations
Israel
Hadassah University Hospital Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, IL-91120
Contact: Meirav Miara, MA    972-2-6776564    JRmeiravM@clalit.org.il   
Principal Investigator: Israel Gotsman, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Clalit Health Services
Hadassah Medical Organization
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Israel Gotsman, MD Hadassah University Hospital

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01288365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MeirMc K015/2011
First Posted: February 2, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
heart failure
preserved ejection fraction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases