Improving Wellbeing in Ischemic Heart Disease


About this study

The overarching aim of this project is to evaluate the impact of adding a novel digitally-delivered wellbeing intervention, namely the Heart Health Yoga (HHY) program, on overall wellbeing and quality of life (QoL), cardiovascular risk markers, adherence to therapy, sleep quality, and recurrent hospitalizations amongst ischemic heart disease (IHD) patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation (CR).

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:

  • Adults ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Willing and able to provide informed consent.
  • Have a computer and smartphone for access to study videos and online questionnaires, and willing and able to download Fitbit app.
  • Referred to cardiac rehabilitation for Cardiovascular Disease.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Unable to provide informed consent.
  • Orthopedic injury/limitation or any other contraindications to exercise.
  • Known active psychiatric conditions including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mania, obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Active treatment with antipsychotic medications.

Eligibility last updated 1/19/22. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.

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 Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Meghana Halkar, M.B.B.S.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Clinical Studies Unit

(904) 953-2255

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