Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Individuals With Transient Ischemic Attack
It is hypothesized that the addition of formal cardiac rehabilitation to standard care will result in long-term improvements in cardiovascular fitness and functional capacity in individuals who have suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke.
Furthermore, it is proposed that the addition of cardiac rehabilitation will influence stroke risk, physical activity participation, strength, and quality of life.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation for Individuals With Transient Ischemic Attack|
- Primary outcomes include improvements in cardiovascular fitness, functional capacity, and physical activity levels in individuals with TIA. This will be measured using a cardiopulmonary exercise test and a 6 minute walk test. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months ]
- Secondary outcome measures are plasma lipid analysis, questionnaires pertaining to quality of life, physical activity and diet diaries, and results from the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and MRI analysis. [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants in this group will participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation, carrying out an exercise program which will last 6 months and combine both resistance and aerobic training.
Behavioral: Cardiac Rehabilitation
Individualized cardiac rehabilitation for 6 months, including health education sessions, as well as supervised exercise classes which include aerobic and resistance training.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00929994
|Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - Rumsey Center|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4G 1R7|
|Principal Investigator:||Dina Brooks, PhD||Toronto Rehabilitation Institute|
|Principal Investigator:||William E McIllroy, PhD||University of Waterloo|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul Oh, MD||Toronto Rehabilitation Institute|
|Principal Investigator:||Sandra Black, MD||Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Centre|