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Target Heart Rate and Aerobic Interval Training

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01550081
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 9, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Aerobic interval training is shown to be superior in increasing oxygen uptake in both healthy and patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), compared to moderate continuous training. However, in cardiac rehabilitation exercise groups, exercise intensity is usually controlled with perceived exertion (Borg scale). The investigators will investigate degree of agreement between target heart rate and perceived exertion during interval training in cardiac rehabilitation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Coronary Artery Disease Other: Rate of perceived exertion Other: Heart rate monitor

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Exercise Intensity and Target Heart Rate During Aerobic Interval Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Study Start Date : March 2012
Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Study Completion Date : June 2013

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Rate of perceived exertion
Exercise intensity controlled by Borg
Other: Rate of perceived exertion
Exercise intensity controlled by Borg scale
Other: Heart rate monitor
Exercise intensity controlled by heart rate monitors
Active Comparator: Heart rate monitor
Exercise intensity controlled by heart rate monitors
Other: Heart rate monitor
Exercise intensity controlled by heart rate monitors


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. degree of agreement between target heart rate (THR) and perceived exertion [ Time Frame: up to 1 hour ]
    Exercise intensity during one-hour exercise session monitored by Borg, subsequently one-hour exercise session monitored by heart rate monitor


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • referred to cardiac rehabilitation
  • able to perform exercise treadmill test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable angina
  • severe arrhythmias
  • heart failure
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01550081


Locations
Norway
Department of circulation and medical imaging, NTNU
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, 7006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Inger-Lise Aamot, MSc Norwegian University of Science and Technology
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01550081     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011/2632
First Posted: March 9, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
exercise intensity
aerobic interval training
cardiac rehabilitation
group exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases