High-Intensity Aerobic Interval Training in Early Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation


About this study

The purpose of this study will be to evaluate our current practice of prescribing High-intensity aerobic interval training (HIIT0. Specifically, we will document the progression of patients performing HIIT and measure the physiologic and perceptual responses (heart rate, blood pressure, directly measured VO2, RPE, patient acceptance of HIIT) during HIIT sessions in a cohort of patients throughout their three month cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program following our standard HIIT protocol.

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:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Referred to CR after an acute coronary event with percutaneous coronary intervention (MI with PCI, PCI without MI) 

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not candidates for HIIT
  • Language barrier

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

Ray Squires, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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