A Study to Evaluate Filter Comparison for Reducing COVID-19 Infection Risk


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare cardiopulmonary exercise testing with no filter to pre- and post-flow sensor placement.

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:

  • Healthy participants between the age 18-65 years old.
  • Capable of performing submaximal exercise without any known history of heart disease or any past history that would prevent them from performing the exercise and procedures in the study.
  • Women of child bearing age will be required to take a urine pregnancy test.
  • Participants will have to fill out a medical questionnaire.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants less than the age of 18 years.
  • Participants more than the age of 65 years.
  • Participants with compromised cardiovascular or pulmonary function.
  • Unable to pedal an exercise ergometer.
  • Pregnant women as there would be no direct benefit and we do not want to cause undue harm.

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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