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Heat Therapy vs Exercise Training for High Blood Pressure

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Led By Christopher T Minson, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Oregon
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
Be between 18 and 65 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 10 weeks
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial is to see if heat therapy or traditional exercise is better for reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults with high blood pressure (diastolic 80-119mmHg, systolic 120-179mmHg) who aren't pregnant, don't have other heart conditions besides hypertension, aren't on blood pressure meds, have a BMI under 35, and normal fasting glucose levels.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares the effects of hot water immersion heat therapy versus traditional aerobic exercise to see which is better at lowering blood pressure in people with early-stage high blood pressure.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects from heat therapy might include dizziness or fainting due to lowered blood pressure. Exercise may cause muscle soreness or fatigue. Both interventions could pose risks for those with certain health conditions.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~10 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 10 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Blood Pressure Reduction
Secondary outcome measures
Arterial Stiffness

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Heat Therapy GroupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Group will undergo 30 sessions of heat therapy over approximately 10 weeks. Sessions will require subjects to be immersed in hot water for up to 45 minutes per session.
Group II: Aerobic Exercise GroupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Group will undergo 30 sessions of aerobic exercise training over approximately 10 weeks. Sessions will require subjects to exercise on a cycle ergometer for up to 45 minutes per session.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Oregon Health and Science UniversityOTHER
969 Previous Clinical Trials
6,845,808 Total Patients Enrolled
University of OregonLead Sponsor
80 Previous Clinical Trials
46,709 Total Patients Enrolled
Christopher T Minson, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Oregon
1 Previous Clinical Trials
40 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Are there any opportunities presently available to participate in the experiment?

"Affirmative. The information located on clinicaltrials.gov confirms that recruitment is still ongoing for this research study, which was initially published in December of 2019 and has been updated most recently in September 2022. 50 participants are needed to be registered from a single location."

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How many participants are in the current clinical trial?

"Indeed, clinicaltrials.gov data indicate that recruitment for this trial is ongoing; it was initially advertised on December 1st 2019 and most recently updated on September 12th 2022. The investigation seeks 50 individuals from a single location."

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Is there an opportunity for me to join this clinical research?

"Applicants for this research project must have a diagnosis of hypertension, and should be between the ages of 35 and 60. Around 50 participants will take part in the study."

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Can seniors participate in the experiment?

"This medical trial is seeking participants between the ages of 35 and 60. Additionally, 77 studies are recruiting patients under 18 years old while 989 trials require applicants over 65."

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~9 spots leftby Apr 2025