Exciting Atrial Fibrillation Exercise study at the Heart Institute

my name is Matheus and I’m a Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Jennifer Reed at the Ottawa Heart Institute. (See more in this link: www.ottawaheart.ca/research-team/exercise-physiology-and-cardiovascular-health-laboratory)

We are currently recruiting patients at least 40 years of age for a research study which seeks to compare two exercise training programs on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients living with permanent or persistent atrial fibrillation.

Participants will have health measures taken, undergo exercise tests, and complete questionnaires assessing their health and quality of life. They will then be randomly assigned to one of two 12-week exercise training programs (moderate-intensity continuous exercise training group, or high-intensity interval training group) conducted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute free of charge.

We hope this study will provide valuable information on the role of physical activity in improving clinical, exercise and mental health outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Your assistance in sharing this study with your members, newsletter and social media would be greatly appreciated. See attached a poster that could be shared.

Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,


Matheus Mistura, MSc.

Clinical Research Coordinator
Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Institut de cardiologie de l’Université d’Ottawa
40 Ruskin Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7
Tel: 613-696-7000 x15944


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