A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Motion and Poor Circulation on Various Pulse Oximeter Performances During Heart Failure Stress Tests


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare pulse oximetry performances from different manufacturers and with different anatomical sensor locations during stress tests in heart failure patients, evaluating effectiveness against motion and poor circulation.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Class I-III heart failure patients (with any and all etiologies and comorbidities allowed) 
  • Control group healthy patients participating in CVHC stress testing and of similar age and gender


Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients unable to partake in clinical exercise stress testing
  • BMI > 40
  • Smoker

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Bruce Johnson, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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