Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation in Austria

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01540006
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Prof. Josef Niebauer M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Paracelsus Medical University

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Heart Disease Other: Physical activity

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Physical activity
    50min of endurance training combined with 45min of calisthenics; 1-3x/week; 6-24 weeks

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

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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
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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01540006

Department of Sports Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation Paracelsus Medical University
Salzburg, Austria, 5020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Paracelsus Medical University
Study Chair: Prof. Josef Niebauer, MD, PhD, MBA Paracelsus Medical University

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
First Posted: February 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases