Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as a Tool for Cardiac Screening Pre-Transplant


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona: 16-001970
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-001970

About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the change in exercise capacity by comparing VO2 max results pre & post renal transplant.


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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • All transplant patients (kidney, solitary pancreas, pancreas after kidney or simultaneous pancreas and kidney) at high risk for cardiac event. 
  • Criteria for high risk status may include any of the below criteria
    • Age above 50
    • H/o diabetes mellitus
    • H/o cardiac disease.
  • Must have completed a pre-transplant VO2 max test.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of complicated ventricular cardiac arrhythmia
  • Present neurological or orthopedic condition preventing completion of exercise
  • Recent myocardial infarction within the last 4 weeks
  • Current or history of pericarditis or endocarditis
  • Current or history of aortic stenosis
  • Unable to perform or complete VO2 max testing per PI


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Harini Chakkera, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Joy Few



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