The Effect of Ischemic Training on Exercise Endurance

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2009
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June 2, 2006
June 6, 2006
February 5, 2009
March 2006
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Exercise duration before and after 12 weeks of training during a submaximal exercise test and distance walked on a 6-minute walk test.
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Peak cycle ergometer VO2max test before and after training
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The Effect of Ischemic Training on Exercise Endurance
The Effect of Ischemic Training on Exercise Endurance
The purpose of this study is to determine if reducing blood flow to an exercising muscle during exercise training will enhance the training effect on that muscle in people who have limited exercise because of congestive heart failure
The objective of this study is to determine whether reduction of blood flow during stair-stepping and cycling ergometer leg exercise will contribute to an improvement in whole body exercise capacity or submaximal exercise endurance in patients with mild congestive heart failure. Two groups of 25 patients with mild to moderate CHF, aged 30-70, will be trained for 12 weeks. The experimental group will train with pressure cuffs inflated on one thigh and lower leg during exercise. The cuff will be applied on alternate legs during training, such that each leg has the same duration of ischemic training. The control group will train for a similar duration and intensity without pressure cuffs on the legs. Pre and post training measures will include VO2peak, exercise duration at 30% VO2peak, 6 minute walk test, Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Procedure: Ischemic exercise training
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Loeppky JA, Gurney B, Kobayashi Y, Icenogle MV. Effects of ischemic training on leg exercise endurance. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2005 Jul-Aug;42(4):511-22.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mild Congestive Heart Failure
  • Must be able to exercise

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Venous or arterial thrombus
  • Lower extremity arthritis
  • Blood clotting abnormalities
  • Claudication
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Evidence of deep vein thrombosis on ultrasound
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
30 Years to 71 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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VA Office of Research and Development
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Principal Investigator: Milton V Icenogle, MD Cardiology Division Chief, Medicine Service VAMC Albuquerque (501) Albuquerque, NM
VA Office of Research and Development
June 2006

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