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Study on Heart Rate Variability in Cardiac Transplant Recipients With Exercise and After Exercise Training

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 2, 2013
Last updated: January 3, 2013
Last verified: November 2012
The purpose of the study was to investigate the changes on heart rate variability, exercise capacity, activities of daily living, and quality of life after aerobic exercise training in cardiac transplant recipients.

Condition Intervention
Cardiac Transplant Disorder
Behavioral: Exercise training
Behavioral: usual care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study on Heart Rate Variability in Cardiac Transplant Recipients With Exercise and After Exercise Training

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart rate variability [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    R-R interval difference

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise capacity [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    oxygen consumption

  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    This outcome measures how good life the patients have

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: August 2001
Study Completion Date: September 2003
Primary Completion Date: September 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: exercise group
exercise training
Behavioral: Exercise training
exercise training
Active Comparator: Control
usual care
Behavioral: usual care
received usual medical care after heart transplantation


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Heart transplant recipients with stable post operation condition
  • Age between 20-70 years
  • No acute or severe chronic rejection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any condition that might affect exercise performance
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01760538

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Director: Ying-Tai Wu, Doctor National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT01760538     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1913
NSC 90-2314-B-002-313
NSC 91-2314-B-002-320
Study First Received: January 2, 2013
Last Updated: January 3, 2013

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Cardiac transplant recipients
Heart rate variability
Exercise training processed this record on May 25, 2017