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Lifestyle Intervention for Heart Failure

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: March 5, 2008
Last updated: March 2, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The goal of this behavioral research study is to learn if education and training about exercise can help to change the lifestyle of cancer survivors with symptoms of heart failure.

Condition Intervention
Heart Failure Other: Usual Care Behavioral: Exercise Training Behavioral: Dietary Counseling

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Take Heart: Exercise & Diet Intervention for Heart Failure in Cancer Survivors

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recruitment/Attendance/Drop-Out Rates [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 85
Actual Study Start Date: February 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Group 1
Usual Care
Other: Usual Care
Monthly visits with the cardiology team and a booklet about coping with heart failure.
Experimental: Group 2
Exercise Training + Dietary Counseling
Other: Usual Care
Monthly visits with the cardiology team and a booklet about coping with heart failure.
Behavioral: Exercise Training
Exercise training 3 times a week.
Behavioral: Dietary Counseling
Food log, booklet, and a cookbook to help decrease the salt content in your diet.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. diagnosis of NYHA I, II or III heart failure (as identified by any of the following physical findings of heart failure (jugular venous distension, crackles, edema, S3); pulmonary edema on chest x-ray; BNP > 100 pg/ml; or at least two of the following symptoms: paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue;
  2. previous chemotherapy that contributed to the development of heart failure (i.e., heart failure develops or worsens after receiving chemotherapy, with no other obvious explanation);
  3. oriented to person, place, and time;
  4. living in the Houston area (Harris county or a contiguous county), or planning to stay in the area for at least the next 16 weeks.
  5. 18 years of age or older.
  6. diagnosis of cancer
  7. have completed treatment, or are on long-term adjuvant or maintenance chemotherapy only

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. remain in NYHA class IV heart failure despite therapy;
  2. have health problems or current treatments that would make exercise unsafe, as determined by the cardiologist;
  3. cannot provide informed consent;
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00633633

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78249
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00633633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0822
NCI-2011-02123 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CTRP )
Study First Received: March 5, 2008
Last Updated: March 2, 2017

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Heart Failure
Lifestyle Intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017