Cardiac Rehabilitation in Cardiomyopathies

This study has been completed.
Edson Queiroz Foundation
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Fortaleza University Identifier:
First received: August 25, 2009
Last updated: October 5, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
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
Other: Cardiac Rehabilitation with diaphragmatic muscle training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00966303

Fortaleza University - Nucleus of Integrated Medical Attention
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Edson Queiroz Foundation
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 Identifier: NCT00966303     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FR150091 
Study First Received: August 25, 2009
Last Updated: October 5, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2016