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Cardiac Rehabilitation in Cardiomyopathies

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00966303
First Posted: August 26, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 6, 2009
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Collaborator:
Edson Queiroz Foundation
Information provided by:
Fortaleza University
  Purpose
This quantitative study aimed to evaluate the respiratory muscle strength, pulmonary function, cardiovascular function, and impact on quality of life in patients after cardiac rehabilitation associated with the diaphragmatic muscle training.

Condition Intervention
Cardiomyopathies Other: Cardiac Rehabilitation with diaphragmatic muscle training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effectiveness of a Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients With Cardiomyopathy

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Further study details as provided by Fortaleza University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The effectiveness of a cardiac rehabilitation in patients with cardiomyopathy, evaluating the respiratory muscle strength, pulmonary function, cardiovascular function, and impact on quality of life. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks / Twice a week ]

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cardiac Rehabilitation
9 patients with cardiomyopathy in functional class III or IV, submitted to an 8-week program with exercises and respiratory muscle training.
Other: Cardiac Rehabilitation with diaphragmatic muscle training
Stretching and aerobic exercises and respiratory muscle training with a Threshold ® device, with load of 40% of the maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), two times a week during one hour.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Cardiomyopathies in functional class III or IV (New York Heart Association)
  • Aged over 18 years
  • Body mass index below 30 kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Confused and depressed patients
  • Cardiac instability and worsening dyspnea after initiation of treatment
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00966303


Locations
Brazil
Fortaleza University - Nucleus of Integrated Medical Attention
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Edson Queiroz Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Davi S Sales, Bachelor Fortaleza University
Study Director: Daniela GB Mont'Alverne, Doctor Fortaleza University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Davi Simões Sales, Fortaleza University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00966303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FR150091
First Submitted: August 25, 2009
First Posted: August 26, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 6, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
rehabilitation
dyspnea
strength

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiomyopathies
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases