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Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation (Rehab) for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Patients on 6 Minute Walk Test and Quality of Life

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02179242
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Lower than expected accrual)
First Posted : July 1, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanford Health

Brief Summary:
The aim of the investigators' project is to determine if patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of heart failure to Sanford Health facilities in regional southeastern South Dakota demonstrate benefits in improvement in functional capacity, quality of life, and a reduction in hospital readmission rates from a cardiac rehab program immediately following a discharge for an acute decompensated heart failure diagnosis related inpatient hospitalization encounter. The investigators hypothesize that those that receive cardiac rehab will have improved quality of life and reduced readmission rates at 30 and 90 days.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Other: Cardiac rehab Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Randomized, Single Center Study to Determine if a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Immediately Following Hospitalization Reduces Hospital Readmissions and Improves Quality of Life Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients.
Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control arm
This arm will receive routine care following their heart failure which includes no cardiac rehab intervention.
Experimental: Cardiac rehab
This arm will receive cardiac rehab intervention 3 times per week for 4 weeks following discharge.
Other: Cardiac rehab

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 6 Minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Assess increased functional capacity, determined by the 6 minute walk test in the cardiac rehabilitation group compared to the routine care group at 4 weeks following hospital discharge

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Readmission [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Determine if 30-day readmission rates are lower with those receiving cardiac rehabilitation compared to those receiving routine care

  2. Readmission [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
    Determine if 90-day readmission rates are lower with those receiving cardiac rehabilitation compared to those receiving routine care

  3. KCCQ [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Assess if those receiving cardiac rehabilitation have improved quality of life using the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) classifications at 30 days

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Admitted with acute, decompensated heart failure
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Approved by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enroll in cardiac rehab
  • Have an elective procedure that would interrupt their exercise program
  • Unable to partake in an exercise program due to physical incapacities
  • Pregnancy
  • Unable to read and understand the consent form

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02179242

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United States, South Dakota
Sanford Heart Hospital
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States, 57105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanford Health
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Principal Investigator: Orvar Jonsson, MD Sanford Health

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Responsible Party: Sanford Health Identifier: NCT02179242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SH Cardiac Rehab for HF
First Posted: July 1, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015
Keywords provided by Sanford Health:
cardiac rehab
heart failure
6 minute walk test
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases