Remote Exercise Testing in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension

  • End date
    Aug 1, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Updated on 23 April 2022
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The investigators plan to investigate the feasibility and validity of tests of exercise capacity, when these are performed in hospital and at home, by patients who are diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.

Patients with pulmonary hypertension develop high blood pressure within the lungs, leading to a limitation in the amount of exercise they are able to perform. At diagnosis and follow-up patients routinely perform short exercise tests which are performed under supervision in the clinic or hospital. The results from these are compared over time and are used to assess how stable patients are. Currently, patients are required to travel to hospital to perform such a test and thus telephone or video appointments do not include this information. This study aims to investigate a range of exercise tests to assess whether they are valid in pulmonary hypertension (whether the results are comparable to the results from the current exercise test performed in hospital, the six-minute walk test) and whether it is feasible for patients to to perform these tests at home.

The investigators aim to investigate four different home exercise tests, including a sit-to-stand test, a timed up and go test, a six-minute walk test and a step test. The investigators will ask patients to perform these tests in a hospital environment and at home on two occasions. The results of these will be compared to see how they change over time and will be compared to other results obtained during standard care. Additionally, patients will be asked a questionnaire to assess their views on the four tests.

Condition Pulmonary Hypertension
Treatment exercise testing
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05299463
SponsorGolden Jubilee National Hospital
Last Modified on23 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Aged 16-years-old and above
Diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension from any ERS/ESC group
Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Unable to provide consent
Restricted so as unable to perform a standard 6MWT, either due to mobility or symptoms
Patients feel they would be unable to perform any of the 4 study tests when at home
Concerns about the patient's safety of performing home-based exercise tests (as decided by the consenting clinician and/or the patient)
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