Assessing Force-velocity Profile: an Innovative Approach to Optimize Cardiac Rehabilitation in Coronary Patients

  • End date
    Sep 29, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
Updated on 29 July 2020
cardiac rehabilitation


Cardiac rehabilitation includes aerobic and anaerobic training adapted to cardiovascular pathology for which cardiac rehabilitation is prescribed. It is essential to adapt the content of these cardiac rehabilitation sessions to optimize aerobic and anaerobic performance and quality of life. Improvement of the first ventilatory threshold is one of the main objectives since it illustrates the adaptation of the patient to submaximal exercise, typical of everyday life.

The research laboratory "Autonomous Nervous System - Epidemiology, Physiology, Engineering, Health" (SPA-EPIS) has an international expertise in training optimization in top-athletes. He have shown the importance of the relationship between the power-force-velocity profile and athletes performances.


In this sudy, each patient has a force and a velocity that can be optimized with training to achieve maximum power. This optimization can be evaluated through a force-velocity profile, measured from an only sprint on a cycloergometer.

The hypothesis that force-velocity profile could be used in cardiac rehabilitation in coronary patients to induce a force-velocity balance adapted through personalized sessions and regular medical follow-up.

This prospective, controlled, randomized and open label study will attempt to evaluate further the relevance of force or velocity training based on the initial force-velocity profile of coronary patients included in the cardiac rehabilitation program in the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne.

Treatment Activity actigraph, Sprints, Vertical jumps, Questionary Short Form-12 (SF-12), Program composed of two 2 training strategies, Program of usual practice
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04102410
SponsorCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
Last Modified on29 July 2020

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Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Ischemic Heart Disease or Acute Coronary Syndrome or Myocardial Ischemia or Cardiac Ischemia?
Acute coronary syndrome treated within the last 6 months
Medical revascularization (angioplasty stenting) or surgical (coronary artery bypass)
During initial effort test: Maximum aerobic power 60 watts for women and 80 watts for men
Patient affiliated or beneficiary to social security
Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Significant co-morbidities limited practice of physical activity
Inability to submit to medical monitoring of the program
Patient deprived of liberty or patient under guardianship
Pregnant woman
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