High Intensity Training in de Novo Heart Transplant Recipients in Scandinavia (HITTS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01796379|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 21, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Heart Transplant Recipients Physical Fitness||Behavioral: High Intensity Interval Training Behavioral: Moderate Training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||High Intensity Training in de Novo Heart Transplant Recipients in Scandinavia|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 5, 2019|
|Experimental: High Intensity Interval Training||
Behavioral: High Intensity Interval Training
9 months of high intensity interval based aerobic exercise (3 times/week)
Regular exercise training offered as usual care to all heart transplant recipients.
Behavioral: Moderate Training
Other Name: Regular exercise training offered to all heart transplant recipients (usual care)
- Effect of exercise on peak oxygen uptake [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change in ml/kg/min
- Effect of exercise on muscle strength [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change measured in Newtonmeter and Joule
- Effect of exercise on progression of coronary artery vasculopathy (CAV) [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change measured by intravascular ultrasound; change in maximum intimal thickness, total atheroma volume, percent atheroma volume and virtual histology.
- Effect of exercise on chronotropic responses [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change in heart rate response, including changes in minimum and maximum heart rate and changes in chronotropic response index.
- Effect of exercise on myocardial function [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change in echocardiographic parametres such as stroke volume, cardiac index and ejection fraction.
- Effect of exercise on endothelial function [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change in endothelial function measured by flow mediated dilatation and EndoPat
- Effect of exercise on biomarkers [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Neuroendocrine, inflammatory and immunological biomarkers.
- Effect of exercise on health related quality of life [ Time Frame: Baseline to one year ]Change measured on visual analogue scales and questionnaires
- Effect of exercise on safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years follow-up ]Measured by number of serious adverse effects related to the intervention
- Long-term effects of exercise [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 years follow-up ]Long-term effects will be measured by all outcomes listed above, including number of serious adverse effects.
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|Copenhagen University Hospital|
|Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet|
|Oslo, Norway, 0424|
|Sahlgrenska University Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Lars Gullestad, Professor||Oslo Unversity Hospital|