Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) for Heart Attack

Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ
Heart Attack+1 More ConditionsPulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) - Device
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is to study a device that uses electrical waves to improve blood flow to the heart in people with coronary artery disease.

Eligible Conditions
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Heart Attack
  • Coronary Artery Disease

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: change from baseline to post 6 months treatment

Month 6
Exercise capacity (treadmill time)
Myocardial blood flow during chemical stress
New York Heart Association Heart Failure Functional classification
New York Heart Association classification
Peak Oxygen Consumption
Seattle Angina Questionnaire
Time to angina onset during exercise

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
1 of 2
Sham PEMF therapy
1 of 2

Experimental Treatment

Non-Treatment Group

120 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) · Has Placebo Group · N/A

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) · Intervention Types: Device
Sham PEMF therapy
ShamComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Inactive Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: change from baseline to post 6 months treatment

Who is running the clinical trial?

Mayo ClinicLead Sponsor
3,007 Previous Clinical Trials
3,512,678 Total Patients Enrolled
Bruce Johnson, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorMayo Clinic
2 Previous Clinical Trials
67 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are currently receiving the recommended treatment for stable heart disease.
You are physically able to do a heart and lung exercise test without major non-heart related limitations, mainly related to bones and muscles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the expected enrollment size for this trial?

"That is correct. Clinicaltrials.gov states that the trial, initially posted on May 18th 2022 and last updated a week later, is actively seeking volunteers to join. 120 participants are expected to be recruited between two different sites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Are any new participants currently being accepted for this trial?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov states that this medical experiment is actively searching for subjects, with the original post being made on May 18th 2022 and any recent edits occurring a week later on May 25th of the same year. To be successful, 120 people must sign up for participation at two separate sites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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