The department of Kinesiology seeks adults ages 65 and older with Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) for a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine whether performing a hybrid Cardio-resistance training program (PRIME) results in better health outcomes than the traditional exercise training program used with individuals with heart failure. Exercise training is a proven therapy for prolonging both lifespan and health-span in individuals with HFrEF.
You may be eligible for this study if:
- You are 65 years and older
- Have been diagnosed with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
- Are willing to participate in supervised exercise for 12 weeks.
The study involves exercise sessions (biking and lifting weights), blood draws, non-invasive cardiovascular tests, functional fitness tests, questionnaires, and optional muscle biopsies. You will be asked to participate in exercise for a total of 45-48 exercise sessions each lasting around 1 hour over a period of 12 weeks. Total study duration lasts 10 months.
Study-related testing are provided at no cost.
$400 to complete the study ($100 at each testing visit) $450 additional for optional biopsies ($150 per biopsy)