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Effects of Tai Chi Chuan in Patients After Recent Acute Myocardial Infarction

This study has been completed.
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NCT01340716
First Posted: April 22, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
April 20, 2011
April 22, 2011
March 14, 2017
March 2011
October 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
functional capacity [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in functional capacity at 90 days ]
cardiopulmonary exercise testing (VO2)
functional capacity [ Time Frame: measured 20 days after infarction and after 90 days of intervention ]
cardiopulmonary exercise testing (VO2)
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  • respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in respiratory muscle strength at 90 days ]
    PImax e PEmax were obtained using a pressure tansducer
  • Ambulatory blood pressure in 24 hours [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline in blood pressure at 90 days ]
    24-hour blood pressure
  • respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: measured 20 days after infarction and after 90 days of intervention ]
    PImax e PEmax were obtained using a pressure tansducer
  • Ambulatory blood pressure in 24 hours [ Time Frame: measured 20 days after infarction and after 90 days of intervention ]
    24-hour blood pressure
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Effects of Tai Chi Chuan in Patients After Recent Acute Myocardial Infarction
Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on Blood Pressure, Respiratory Muscle Strength and Functional Capacity in Patients After Recent Acute Myocardial Infarction: a Randomized Clinical Trial
This is a randomized Clinical Trial to assess the effects of Tai Chi Chuan on blood pressure, respiratory muscle strength and functional capacity in patients after recent acute myocardial infarction.

Background:Patients with a recent myocardial infarction (MI) present a reduction in functional capacity expressed as a decrease in peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak). The impact of a Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) cardiac rehabilitation program for patients recovering from recent MI has yet to be assessed. Our goal is to evaluate functional capacity after a TCC-based cardiac rehabilitation program in patients with recent MI.

Methods: A single-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted. The researchers who performed the tests were blinded to group allocation. Between the 14th and 21st days after hospital discharge, all patients performed a cardiopulmonary exercise testing and a laboratory blood workup. Mean age was similar (56 ± 9 years in the TCC group and 60 ± 9 years in the control group). Patients allocated to the intervention group performed 3 weekly sessions of TCC Beijin style for 12 weeks (n = 31). The control group participated in 3 weekly sessions of full-body stretching exercises (n = 30).

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Other: Tai Chi Chuan exercise
    patients in this group held three weekly classes of 60 minutes during 12 weeks of Tai Chi Chuan, Yang style. The exercises will be mild to moderate (HR 60 to 75% of HR Max). Slow movements combined with exercises and maintained using your own body weight.
  • Other: stretching exercise
    patients in this group held weekly classes of two stretching for 12 weeks.
  • Active Comparator: stretching exercise
    patients in this group held three weekly classes of 60 minutes during 12 weeks of Tai Chi Chuan, Yang style.
    Intervention: Other: stretching exercise
  • Experimental: Tai Chi Chuan exercise
    patients in this group held weekly classes of two stretching for 12 weeks.
    Intervention: Other: Tai Chi Chuan exercise
Nery RM, Zanini M, de Lima JB, Bühler RP, da Silveira AD, Stein R. Tai Chi Chuan improves functional capacity after myocardial infarction: A randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2015 Jun;169(6):854-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.01.017. Epub 2015 Mar 13.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
61
October 2012
October 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recent acute myocardial infarction
  • Age 45 and 75 years.
  • admission until 20 days after hospital discharge
  • With physical conditions for a cardiac rehabilitation program with exercise.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable angina
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Severe lung disease
  • Altered response of blood pressure to stress
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Yes
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NCT01340716
GPPG 100531
Yes
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Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
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Principal Investigator: Rosane Nery Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
February 2016

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