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Higher Intensity Interval Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation (HIIT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven J. Keteyian, Henry Ford Health System Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2012
Last updated: July 15, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
The purpose of this study is to compare the effect higher intensity interval exercise (HIIT) with standard intensity non-interval exercise on fitness in cardiac rehabilitation patients with CAD. Also to assess practical implementation of HIIT in cardiac rehabilitation.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: HIIT
Behavioral: Standard intensity non-interval training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Practical Use of Higher Intensity Interval Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation to Improve Aerobic Fitness

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Further study details as provided by Henry Ford Health System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular fitness [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]

Enrollment: 49
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: HIIT
Higher intensity interval training.
Behavioral: HIIT
Higher intensity interval training.
Active Comparator: Standard intensity non-interval training
Standard intensity non-interval training
Behavioral: Standard intensity non-interval training
Standard intensity non-interval training.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-75 years
  • Male or female
  • Angiographic documentation of CAD

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • MI / PCI < 3 weeks
  • CABG < 4weeks
  • Exercise induced ischemia > 1mm ST depression
  • LVEF < 40%
  • complex ventricular arrhythmias or atrial fibrillation
  • orthopedic limitations to treadmill exercise
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01606696

United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Henry Ford Health System
Principal Investigator: Steven J Keteyian, PhD Henry Ford Health System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Steven J. Keteyian, Program Director, Henry Ford Health System Identifier: NCT01606696     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HFHS-PC-HIIT
Study First Received: May 24, 2012
Last Updated: July 15, 2015

Keywords provided by Henry Ford Health System:
cardiac rehabilitation
fitness processed this record on April 28, 2017