Heart Failure | Exercise Training and Testosterone Replacement in Heart Failure Patients

Heart Failure research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine if exercise training with or without testosterone replacement can improve cardiopathy in heart failure patients

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - heart failure - hypogonadism - left ventricular fraction ejection < 45% Exclusion Criteria: - chronic renal failure - normal testosterone - pace maker

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Heart Failure

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Drug:Testosterone replacementApplication quarterly of Testosterone Undecylate

Other:Exercise trainingAerobic and strength exercise training

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Exercise trainingAerobic and strength exercise training

Testosterone replacementTestosterone replacement will be done quarterly

Testosterone replacement+ExerciseBoth Testosterone replacement and Exercise will done

Study Status


Start Date: July 2009

Completed Date: July 2015

Phase: Phase 4

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Microneurography

Secondary Outcome: Cardiopulmonary exercise

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Maria Janieire N Alves, MD; PhD

Lead Sponsor: University of Sao Paulo General Hospital


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