Effects of Long-COVID on Breathing During Exercise


About this study

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of long-COVID (sometimes called post-acute sequelae of COVID 19 or PASC) on breathing during exercise. The hope is to find differences in breathing patterns between people with long-COVID and people without to better develop treatments to improve feelings of breathlessness in patients with long-COVID.

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.
  • No additional confounding cardiorespiratory, metabolic, or musculoskeletal conditions.   
  • All inclusion criteria will be at the discretion of the principal investigator.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • < 18 years of age.

Note: Other protocol defined Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria may apply.

Eligibility last updated 1/31/23. 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

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Michael Joyner, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Pamela Engrav

(507) 255-6938


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