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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Post-COVID Syndrome (CARE BEAR-LC Trial)

Led By Matthew S Durstenfeld, MD MAS
Research Sponsored by University of California, San Francisco
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age 18 years or older
Previously documented SARS-CoV-2 RNA positivity from an oral or nasal swab, as measured by a nucleic acid amplification test, documented positive antigen testing, or positive nucleocapsid antibody. Documentation of the positive test is required.
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 12 weeks
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

CARE BEAR-LC Trial Summary

This trial is testing whether cardiac rehabilitation can help people with long-term symptoms from COVID-19, who have reduced exercise capacity and reduced heart rate response.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 18 who've had COVID-19 and are now experiencing Long COVID symptoms like reduced exercise capacity and heart rate response. They must have had a positive test for the virus, be able to attend cardiac rehab sessions, and not be pregnant or planning pregnancy during the study. People with severe heart conditions, certain arrhythmias, on specific heart medications, or with severe post-exertional malaise cannot participate.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial tests if cardiac rehabilitation can improve exercise ability and heart rate responses in Long COVID patients. Participants will undergo cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to measure changes in peak oxygen intake (VO2), symptom severity including autonomic symptoms, anxiety, depression levels, endothelial function, and satisfaction with treatment.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects aren't listed for this intervention since it's a form of physical therapy rather than medication-based treatment; participants may experience fatigue or muscle soreness typical of new exercise routines.

CARE BEAR-LC Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I have had a confirmed case of COVID-19.
I have had COVID-19 symptoms for more than 90 days.
I can attend 12 cardiac rehab sessions at UCSF Parnassus.

CARE BEAR-LC Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 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
Change in Peak VO2 (ml/kg/min)
Heart rate
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Composite Autonomic Symptom Scale-31 (Compass 31) Score
Change in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screener (GAD-7) Score
Change in Inflammation
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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

CARE BEAR-LC Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Cardiac RehabilitationExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants will undergo 12 weeks of standard of care cardiac rehabilitation.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Completed Phase 4

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of California, San FranciscoLead Sponsor
2,486 Previous Clinical Trials
12,164,799 Total Patients Enrolled
21 Trials studying COVID-19
568,435 Patients Enrolled for COVID-19
Matthew S Durstenfeld, MD MASPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, San Francisco

Media Library

Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05530317 — N/A
COVID-19 Research Study Groups: Cardiac Rehabilitation
COVID-19 Clinical Trial 2023: Cardiac Rehabilitation Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05530317 — N/A
Cardiac Rehabilitation 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05530317 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Are new enrollees currently being considered for this research project?

"Accurate, clinicaltrials.gov has marked this medical trial as open for recruitment since December 1st 2022; the most recent alteration was on November 29th of that same year."

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What is the aggregate figure of participants enrolled in this clinical trial?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov has documentation of this ongoing medical study, which was initially posted on December 1st 2022 and revised at the end of November that same year. This trial is in search of 25 participants from one hospital or research site."

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What is the prime purpose of this research endeavor?

"The stated goal of this medical trial is to measure the alteration in Peak VO2 (ml/kg/min) over a period of 12 weeks, beginning at Baseline. Secondary objectives include tracking changes in Composite Autonomic Symptom Scale-31 Score (0-100), Peak VO2 as a percentage predicted using Wasserman equations derived from cardiopulmonary testing, and attendance records for both physical and virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions."

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~7 spots leftby Sep 2024