Cardiovascular Prehabilitation Prior to Heart Transplant

Cardiovascular Prehabilitation in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation (PREHAB HTx Study)

This study evaluates the addition of high-intensity interval training to the standard pre-heart transplantation clinical care. Participants will be randomised into 2 arms: one arm will receive high-intensity interval training, and the other arm will be encouraged to remain physically active, although they do not participate in a regular structured exercise training program.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Behavioral - High-Intensity Interval Training

Participants will complete supervised exercise sessions. Participants will attend on-site high-intensity interval training two times weekly for 12 weeks. Participants will complete six-minute walk test, cardiopulmonary exercise test, and six questionnaires: Short Form 36 Health Survey Questionnaire (SF-36), Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ), Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA), and Impact of Events Scal more on

Cardiovascular Prehabilitation in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation - Addressing Clinical Needs (PREHAB HTx Study)