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The PAACE Trial is an activity monitoring study for people with cardiovascular disease

  • Have you been told that you have cardiovascular disease?
  • Have you been referred to cardiac rehab?
  • Are you 40-80 years old?

Consider participating in an activity monitoring research program conducted by the University of Minnesota!

Purpose of study

The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of a physical activity and sleep tracking device on levels of physical activity and sleep among individuals eligible for cardiac rehabilitation.

  • More than 16 million Americans have a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, which is defined as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart attack or congestive heart failure
  • Physical activity, at any age, protects against many chronic health problems, including many forms of cardiovascular disease
  • Even small increases in physical activity are associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular risk, even if you have existing disease

Benefits of participation

  • Physical activity is recommended for people with cardiovascular disease and has many health benefits
  • Learn about your patterns of physical activity and sleep
  • Free parking will be provided
  • Compensation will be provided
  • Free Garmin vívofit band upon study completion
  • You will be provided Information on your physical function from assessments throughout the study

Study procedures

  • You will be screened to make sure exercise is safe for you
  • You will wear a Garmin vívofit band on your wrist to monitor physical activity and sleep
  • You will meet with study staff in-person every 3 weeks to upload data from the Garmin vívofit
  • You will have your leg strength assessed every 3 months – an important factor of overall health and aging