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NCT number NCT03303781
Study type Observational
Source Hasselt University
Contact Paul Dendale, prof. dr.
Phone +32 11 30 78 44
Email paul.dendale@jessazh.be
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date November 1, 2017
Completion date November 1, 2019

Clinical Trial Summary

Background: Cardiac rehabilitation is indicated for ischemic heart disease patients; the program content of which is well described in both European and American guidelines. In contrast, literature on cardiac rehabilitation program content and efficacy in the Asian population is sparse.

Methods: BeSingCardioRehab will be an intercontinental, retrospective cohort study conducted in two cardiac rehabilitation referral centers in Belgium and Singapore. The first aim is to compare the impact of phase II center-based cardiac rehabilitation on Major Adverse Cardiac Events for ischemic heart disease patients between Europe (i.e. Belgian) and Asia (i.e. Singaporean) in the long-term. The second objective is to compare the efficacy of phase II cardiac rehabilitation on short-term morbidity (assessed with the validated SMART Risk Score) between index European and Asian ischemic heart disease patients. The level of compliance of the Belgian and Singaporean cardiac rehabilitation programs to European guidelines standards will also be evaluated.

Hypotheses BeSingCardiorehab will be one of the first studies assessing cardiac rehabilitation in Asia. Based on the BeSingCardioRehab study results, phase II center-based cardiac rehabilitation programs, can/will be adapted in order to improve program content and outcomes.


Clinical Trial Description

BeSingCardioRehab is an intercontinental, multi-center, retrospective cohort study conducted in two cardiac rehabilitation referral centers (Heart Center Hasselt in Belgium and National Heart Center Singapore in Singapore).

Patients will be divided in four groups (1:1:1:1) based on i. whether or not they received phase II cardiac rehabilitation and ii. whether they are from Belgium or Singapore.

The first objective of BeSingCardioRehab is to compare the impact of phase II center-based cardiac rehabilitation on Major Adverse Cardiac Events for ischemic heart disease patients between Europe (i.e. Belgian) and Asia (i.e. Singaporean) in the long-term. The second objective is to compare the efficacy of phase II cardiac rehabilitation on short-term morbidity (assessed with the validated SMART Risk Score) between index European and Asian ischemic heart disease patients. The level of compliance of the Belgian and Singaporean cardiac rehabilitation programs to European guidelines standards will also be evaluated.


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