Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health Lab Research Study

Date(s) - Sunday, July 10
All Day

If you are looking for alternatives to exercise in a safe environment during COVID and would like to help advance research in cardiovascular disease and exercise training, the Exercise Physiology and Cardiovascular Health Lab is here for you! As part of our research trials we are offering one-on-one exercise sessions for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia. We are currently recruiting patients at least 40 years of age for a research study which seeks to compare two exercise training programs or standard of care on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients living with permanent or persistent atrial fibrillation. Participants will have health measures taken (such as height, weight, blood pressure, and body composition), undergo exercise tests, and complete questionnaires. They will then be randomly assigned to one of two 12-week exercise training programs (moderate-intensity continuous exercise training group, or high-intensity interval training group) or standard of care (control group). The exercise sessions will be free of charge and conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. We hope this study will provide valuable information on the role of physical activity in improving clinical, exercise and mental health outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. If interested, please contact the research coordinator at mmistura@ottawaheart.ca or 613-696-7000 ext. 15944. You can find more details about our lab staff and research at: https://www.ottawaheart.ca/research-team/exercise-physiology-and-cardiovascular-health-laboratory Stay safe and active!

University of Ottawa Heart Institute