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The Effect of Exercise Training in Adult Patients with a Systemic Right Ventricle.


- candidate number5213
- NTR NumberNTR1641
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR26-jan-2009
- Secondary IDs08/321 MEC AMC
- Public TitleThe Effect of Exercise Training in Adult Patients with a Systemic Right Ventricle.
- Scientific TitleThe Effect of Exercise Training in Adult Patients with a Systemic Right Ventricle.
- ACRONYMN/A
- hypothesisWe hypothesize that exercise training improves maximal exercise capacity in adult patients with a systemic RV. Moreover, we hypothesize that exercise training decreases serum NT-proBNP levels and increases quality of life in adult patients with a systemic RV.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedTransposition of the great vessels (TGV), Systemic right ventricle
- Inclusion criteriaAll adult (18 years old, or older) patients with an atrially switched TGA or with a ccTGA (i.e. a systemic right ventricle) are potentially eligible for this study.
- Exclusion criteria1. Mental or physical incapability to give informed consent;
2. Mental or physical incapability to participate in the exercise training program;
3. Exercise-induced arrhythmias;
4. Symptomatic myocardial ischemia;
5. Resting systolic blood pressure > 200 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure > 110 mmHg;
6. NYHA class III or IV;
7. Severe aortic valve stenosis;
8. Pregnancy (during training period);
9. Permanent pacemaker in situ;
10. Non-cardiac co-morbidity that may affect exercise performance or that may aggravate by exercise (e.g. infection, renal failure).
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlNot applicable
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jan-2009
- planned closingdate1-apr-2010
- Target number of participants95
- InterventionsEligible patients are randomly assigned to:
1. Exercise training program;
2. No exercise training program.
The training program is commenced directly after the cardiopulmonary exercise test, with the first exercise scheduled two days after the cardiopulmonary exercise test. Patients are requested to perform an interval exercise training at home, climbing stairs, three times a week for 10 consecutive weeks. The training schedule is set-up as follows:
1. 5 minutes of warming-up to reach 60-70% of maximal heart rate;
2. 30 minutes of interval exercise training (stair climbing). The interval training consists of five 4-minute intervals at 90-95% of maximal heart rate, as previously determined by the cardiovascular exercise test. These intervals are separated by 2-minute pauses, stepping in place at 50-70% of maximal heart rate;
3. 5 minutes of cool-down at 50-70% of maximal heart rate.
Total exercise time is 40 minutes per exercise.
- Primary outcomeThe primary objective of the study is to determine whether exercise training improves maximal exercise capacity in adult patients with a systemic right ventricle due to an atrially switched TGA, or to a ccTGA.
- Secondary outcomeThe secondary objectives of the study are to determine whether exercise training a). decreases serum NT-proBNP levels and b). improves health related quality of life in adult patients with a systemic right ventricle.
- Timepoints1. 1-3 months: patient identification & recruitment;
2. 3-6 months: baseline investigations & participation exercise program;
3. 6-9 months: close-out visits;
4. 9-12 months: data analysis & report writing.
This is an international multi-centre trial, which involves extensive logistical organisation of the trial. Therefore, we allow for a 3 month extension of the trial.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMD, PhD B.J. Bouma
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESMD, PhD B.J. Bouma
- Sponsor/Initiator Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Interuniversity Institute of Cardiology (ICIN), The Netherlands
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryRationale:
The American Heart Association recommends patients with acquired heart disease to participate in exercise training. Exercise training improves exercise capacity and quality of life in these patients, and it also decreases morbidity and mortality. Despite these improvements seen with exercise training in patients with acquired heart disease, available data on the effect of exercise in adult patients with a congenital heart defect are limited. However, the prevalence of adult patients with a congenital heart defect has increased steadily over the last decades. A substantial portion of these patients has a morphologic RV supporting the systemic circulation (e.g. patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) and patients with complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA) after an atrial switch operation). Complications are frequent and long-term survival is comprised in most of these patients. Currently, a large number of patients with a systemic right ventricle lead a sedentary lifestyle caused by overprotection by their parents and physicians. Moreover, lack of available literature on exercise in these patients has lead to restrictive European recommendations on exercise and sports participation. The reticence could have unintentional counterproductive effects. In children with congenital heart defects physical training has a proven beneficial effect, both on exercise capacity and on a psychosocial level. These results could well be applicable to adult patients with a systemic RV.
Objective:
The objective of the present study is to evaluate the effect of exercise training on exercise capacity, serum NT-proBNP levels and quality of life in adult patients with a systemic right ventricle.
Study design:
multi-centre, prospective, randomised trial with blinded evaluation of patient outcomes. Follow-up ten weeks.
Study population:
All adult patients with a systemic right ventricle are potentially eligible for this study.
Intervention:
one group participates in a home-based exercise program for the duration of ten weeks. One group does not undergo intervention.
Main study parameter:
the main study parameter is the change in VO2max as determined by cardiopulmonary exercise test.
Nature and extent of the burden and risks associated with participation, benefit and group relatedness:
all investigations, blood analysis excepted, are non-invasive and free of risk. The burden for the patients mainly consists of the time that is consumed by the investigations, namely: history taking + physical examination (15 min); Quality-of-Life questionnaire (15 min); laboratory tests (2 times 12 ml); EKG (10 min); cardiopulmonary exercise test (1 hour). Risks from the exercise training program are limited.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD26-jan-2009 - 9-sep-2009


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