Education for Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
St Joseph's Hospital, London, Canada
Cardiac Rehabilitation+1 More
Education - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether informing patients about their baseline stress test result will improve their exit treadmill performance.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Stress Testing

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Education will improve 2 primary outcomes in patients with Cardiac Rehabilitation. Measurement will happen over the course of Intake assessment is at T=0 (baseline). Exit assessment is at approximately 6 months (exit).

Month 6
Change in METs
Change in VO2peak

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Education
1 of 2
Control
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment
Non-Treatment Group

This trial requires 72 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Education is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Education
Other
Patients in the experimental arm will receive a 1-on-1 education session to review the their CR participation. As part of the discussion about their CR participation, these patients will also receive feedback on their intake exercise stress test.
Control
Other
Patients in the Control arm will receive a 1-on-1 education session to review the their CR participation. As part of the discussion about their CR participation, these patients will NOT receive feedback on their intake exercise stress test.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: intake assessment is at t=0 (baseline). exit assessment is at approximately 6 months (exit)
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly intake assessment is at t=0 (baseline). exit assessment is at approximately 6 months (exit) for reporting.

Closest Location

St Joseph's Hospital - London, Canada

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Patients exiting the CR program with available results (ECG and metabolic) from their intake assessment
Patients who completing the St Joseph's Hospital CR Program
Patients who are able to comprehend the educational intervention at their exit from CR
Willing to participate in research and sign informed consent

Patient Q&A Section

Can cardiac rehabilitation be cured?

"Despite the fact that cardiac rehabilitation is one of the most successful treatments for coronary heart disease, no definitive method for curing it has been found. Future research will find a cure for this condition." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is cardiac rehabilitation?

"These goals are intended to improve the quality of life for patients with CHD and for healthcare professionals who work with them. Patients and professionals need to be educated about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. A comprehensive, systematic approach to cardiac rehabilitation is important. Healthcare professionals in the U.S. need to be better informed about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. Patients need to be better informed about their cardiac rehabilitation program. They need to acquire the skills to manage their cardiac diseases. At the same time, their family members need to be better informed about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. These goals, if met, may result in an increased number of patients who enroll and complete their cardiac rehabilitation programs." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of cardiac rehabilitation?

"Data from a recent study of this study give new important information on the presentation of the first signs of cardiac rehabilitation. The presence of a cardiac cause is the first sign of this rehabilitation, which is therefore not necessarily evident. In addition, it seems that these cardiac patients are often not adequately informed of the benefits of this rehabilitation." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes cardiac rehabilitation?

"These data suggest that behavioral therapies have an important role in cardiac rehabilitation programs. This may be due to the effects of such programs on mood, self-efficacy and cardiovascular risk factors. Data from a recent study underscore the potential importance of evaluating the influence and effects of standardized behavioral therapies during cardiac rehabilitation and the need for future research on the effects and processes of implementation of these interventions." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for cardiac rehabilitation?

"There is some evidence to support the need for cardiac fitness programs in people with ischemic heart disease for the prevention of cardiac events and also with chronic heart failure for the improvement of outcomes for these diseases in terms of decreased mortality. In addition there is also some tentative evidence to support the need for cardiac fitness programs to improve exercise tolerance and quality of life in chronic heart failure. A review of the current evidence indicates that cardiac fitness programs may also provide a significant benefit to people who are undergoing a pacemaker lead upgrade. There is, therefore, good evidence to support both the use of cardiac fitness programs and of cardiac rehabilitation in this type of care." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get cardiac rehabilitation a year in the United States?

"About 140,000 people receive cardiac rehabilitation treatment in the United States. The majority of these patients have coronary artery disease. A high number of patients who do receive cardiac rehabilitation have moderate to severe limitation or distress." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does education work?

"We found that in our study, education decreased both cardiac symptoms and exercise tolerance but had no effect on physical activity level. Exercise promotion should not be the primary therapeutic goal in patients with stable coronary artery disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the latest developments in education for therapeutic use?

"There is evidence that there is a [need for a unified set of curricula and educational objectives (education for therapeutic use) for cardiologists and clinical pharmacists in the US] and [recently, a large research funding opportunity has been announced from a major foundation that will allow for an examination of various educational paradigms and training methods (education for therapeutic use) in cardiology." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for cardiac rehabilitation?

"The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation on mortality and cardiovascular risk factors in people with cardiovascular disease are well established. Additional randomized clinical trials seem to confirm that cardiac rehabilitation reduces angina in adults with ischaemic heart disease and improves quality of life in both people with the disease and in the wider community. This article presents the latest research to guide people with cardiovascular disease." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can cardiac rehabilitation be?

"Patients with exercise-induced angina had a very low risk of major adverse cardiovascular events when compared with those at high risk for cardiac events. The most important clinical prediction rule for major adverse cardiovascular events predicts cardiovascular events and is not specifically related to the severity of angina. Recent findings may help patients and providers prioritize exercise-induced angina as a lower priority." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What does education usually treat?

"Physical fitness appears to be improved and symptoms improved, and a decrease in the need for medication as well as a decreased need for hospitalization was observed. However, this knowledge did not increase patients' ability to perform their everyday activities or their willingness to continue medical management and the knowledge did not improve patients' attitude towards medical treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is education safe for people?

"Patients treated in primary care settings may be as medically compliant with exercise-based rehabilitation as patients treated in specialist centres after a similar level of baseline education and comorbidity. The benefit of education on short-term cardiovascular health remains a contentious issue even after 12 months post-treatment when the observed risk-benefit ratio seems to favour the intervention." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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