Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of the population by reducing the impact of cardiac rhythm disturbances and reduce sudden cardiac death.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
VentHeft is a multi-centre trial aiming to investigate the additive effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on whole-body endurance training cardiac rehabilitation programs for chronic heart failure patients. Two groups of patients will be studied: in Group I patients will participate in a standard whole-body endurance training program while in Group II a supervised IMT will be added to standard whole-body endurance training programme
Study Protocol: Randomized multi-centre trialPatient Population: No of patients: at least 6-8 per group (per centre) Stable chronic heart failure, NYHA: II-III-IV, LVEF<35%
Group I: Endurance training programme (12 weeks) Treadmill/bike Intensity: 60-80% max heart rate (or, better, VO2max if possible) for 45 minutesFrequency: 3-5/week
Group II: Endurance training programme + IMT (12 weeks)Treadmill/bikeIntensity: 60-80% max heart rate (or, better, VO2max if possible) for 45 minutesFrequency: 3-5/weekDevice for IMT: computerised system/electronic pressure manometer -TRAINAIRIntensity: 60% of sustained maximal inspiratory pressure (SPimax) to exhaustionFrequency: 3-5/week
Measurements (pre and post-training)Inspiratory muscle strength (Pimax) and inspiratory work capacity (SPimax) (TRAINAIR )Ergospirometry (peakVO2) and/or 6-min walk test (according to ATS guidelines 2002)Dyspnea (Borg scale 0-10) at the end of exercise testingQuality of Life (Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire)EchocardiographySpirometryBlood sampling(It is advisable to re-evaluate patients 1 year after the completion of training for mortality and morbidity records)Do you wish to participate in this interesting multi-centre trial? Contact us!
Principal investigators Stamatis Adamopoulos emailMiguel Mendes emailHugo Saner email
Study coordinator Ioannis Laoutaris email
Coordinating Centre Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center356 Sygrou Av.,176 74, Athens, GreeceTel: 0030 210 9493000-9493184Fax: 0030 213 9493186
© 2017 European Society of Cardiology. All rights reserved