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Randomized Clinical Trial for Optimal Cardiac Rehabilitation.


- candidate number13448
- NTR NumberNTR3667
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR18-okt-2012
- Secondary IDsNL40738.091.12 / 2012/229; METC
- Public TitleRandomized Clinical Trial for Optimal Cardiac Rehabilitation.
- Scientific TitleRandomized Clinical Trial for Optimal Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Traditional Dutch Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Versus a Canadian High Efficiency Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
- ACRONYM(HR)2-study Nijmegen
- hypothesisThe purpose of this study is to assess the suitability of a high efficient cardiac rehabilitation program from Canada in a Dutch setting in patients with a MI, PCI or CAGB within 3 months prior to inclusion and compare the efficiency of this program with a traditional cardiac rehabilitation program in the Netherlands.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedMyocardial infarction , Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Cardiac rehabilitation
- Inclusion criteria1. Acute coronary syndrome, including myocardial infarction (MI) within 3 months prior to inclusion;
2. Patients that underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 3 months prior to inclusion;
3. Patients that received coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) within 3 months prior to inclusion.
- Exclusion criteria1. Mental impairment leading to inability to cooperate;
2. Severe impaired ability to exercise of other than cardiovascular causes;
3. Signs of cardiac ischemia and/or a positive exercise testing on cardiac ischemia;
4. Insufficient knowledge of the Dutch language.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingSingle
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-okt-2012
- planned closingdate1-mrt-2015
- Target number of participants210
- InterventionsPatients who meet the inclusion criteria and non of the exclusion criteria will be randomized in:
1. A new cardiac rehabilitation program of 18 months;
2. A traditional Dutch cardiac rehabilitation program of 2 months.
The new cardiac rehabilitation program is called ´HoogRendement HartRevalidatie´ (HR)2 and is a method of rehabilitation based on the highly successful cardiac rehabilitation program from Toronto (Canada). Patients in the (HR)2 program will undergo 18 months of an individually tailored exercise training, i.e. walking and jogging at a moderate intensity. The outcomes of the maximal exercise tests will enable to personalize the exercise program that best meets the condition and abilities of the patient. Participants will undergo 5 hourly exercise sessions/week of walking/jogging at moderate intensity. During the first 9 months of the program one weekly session will be supervised (1 hour exercise, 1 hour education lifestyle). In the last 9 months, one monthly session will be supervised (1 hour exercise, 1 hour education lifestyle). The other exercise sessions will be performed in the home environment of the patient. The education sessions aim to stimulate a healthy lifestyle, focusing on risks, medications, exercise, stress and healthy eating habits.
Cardiac patients that are randomized to the other intervention group will undergo 2 months of traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to the Dutch guidelines.
- Primary outcomePhysical capacity (peak oxygen uptake).
- Secondary outcome1. Vascular structure and function;
2. Cardiac structure and function;
3. Activities of daily living (ADL);
4. General mental health;
5. Traditional risk factors;
6. Cardiovascular Lifetime Score;
7. Number of Major Cardiovascular Adverse Events (MACE).
- TimepointsAll patients (control and intervention group) wil have testing moments at baseline, 2, 9 and 18 months.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMSc. L.F. Prins
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr. E.P. Kluiver, de
- Sponsor/Initiator Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
HoogRendement Hartrevalidatie
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryCardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability and loss of productivity in adults worldwide. the Netherlands, the substantial burden of CVD is further exemplified by an estimated 45% increase of the number of patients with CVD from 2000-2020.Compliance after cardiac rehabilitation, which is generally limited to 12 weeks, is found to be relatively low and less than half of the patients continue their physical training after initial rehabilitation. The ´HoogRendement HartRevalidatie´ (HR)2 is a method of cardiac rehabilitation based on the highly successful cardiac rehabilitation program from Toronto. This program helps people with heart diseases to improve their fitness and strength, and, importantly, helps them to reduce their chance of future heart problems by making longlasting lifestyle changes. It has been shown that only 6.2% of patients that underwent the Toronto cardiac rehabilitation program required rehospitalization within 10 years, which is in major contrast with the 44% of rehospitalization within 5 years in the Netherlands. In a recent study it was demonstrated that 52-weeks of combined supervised and unsupervised exercise sessions was effective in improving both physical and mental health, with the peak observed at 38 weeks (~nine months). It was suggested that further economies of cost might be realized by introducing progressive tapering of supervision.

The (HR)2 program comprises 18 months of cardiac rehabilitation, in which participants perform 5 hourly sessions/week of an individual tailored exercise program (i.e. walking/jogging at moderate intensity). During the first 9 months, one weekly session will be supervised (1 hour exercise, 1 hour education lifestyle), whereas in the last 9 months, one monthly session will be supervised (1 hour exercise, 1 hour education lifestyle).

The main aim of the present study is to assess the suitability of the (HR) 2 programme in a Dutch setting and to compare the efficiency of the (HR) 2 program with traditional cardiac rehabilitation in the Netherlands, according to current guidelines. For this purpose, 105 cardiac patients will be included in each group and physical fitness, cardiovascular structure and function measures, activities in daily living, cardiovascular lifetime risk score, traditional risk factors, MACE and general mental health will be compared between both groups at baseline, and after 2, 9 and 18 months. The study is carried out at the request of the the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD18-okt-2012 - 1-dec-2012


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