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Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation in Austria

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2015 by Prof. Josef Niebauer M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Paracelsus Medical University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Josef Niebauer M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Paracelsus Medical University Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2012
Last updated: October 29, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

The aim of this prospective trial is the manifestation of guidelines developed for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in Austria.

The evaluation of prospective and retrospective data is supposed to give evidence on morbidity and/or mortality advantages compared to patients not participating in cardiac rehabilitation programs.

The database created in this context is supposed to pave the way as instrument to document and comprehend quality and cost effectiveness of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in Austria as a key for quality management.

Condition Intervention
Heart Disease
Other: Physical activity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Prof. Josef Niebauer M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Paracelsus Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical work capacity (PWC) [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    PWC is measuered by gradded exercise test on cycling ergometer before and after rehabilitation.

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Physical activity
    50min of endurance training combined with 45min of calisthenics; 1-3x/week; 6-24 weeks

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Any patients with heart disease willing to participate in an ambulant cardiac rehabilitation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • heart disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participation in another study within the previous 6 months
  • Medical conditions which prevent patients from complying with the exercise program
  • Acute infections
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary artery embolism or phlebothrombosis within the previous 6 months
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Heart failure (NYHA IV)
  • Hemodynamically unstable arrhythmia
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01540006

Contact: Prof. Josef Niebauer, MD, PhD, MBA 00436624482 ext 4270

Department of Sports Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation Paracelsus Medical University Recruiting
Salzburg, Austria, 5020
Contact: Prof. Josef Niebauer, MD, PhD, MBA    00436624482 ext 4270   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Paracelsus Medical University
Study Chair: Prof. Josef Niebauer, MD, PhD, MBA Paracelsus Medical University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Prof. Josef Niebauer M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Head of institute, Paracelsus Medical University Identifier: NCT01540006     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UISM-6
Study First Received: February 22, 2012
Last Updated: October 29, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017