We are pleased to share our research findings with you.

You will find all of our results of current investigations on this page.

The first results of the COmPLETE-Health and COmPLETE-Heart Study can be expected in 2019.

 

 

 


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February 18, 2021

Summary of previous insights from the COmPLETE-Project

 

On the left, we provide you with a 3-page summary of the most relevant results from the COmPLETE-Project. Feel free to download the file in pdf-format.

 


January 19, 2021

Endothelial function of healthy adults from 20 to 91 years of age: prediction of cardiovascular risk by vasoactive range

 

In this study, we are proud to present the first reference values for the brachial artery flow-mediated dilation and constriction in healthy adults. We were able to show that arterial function decreases with age, especially in our male population.

 


December 15, 2020

Composite Measures of Physical Fitness to Discriminate Between Healthy Aging and Heart Failure: The COmPLETE Study

In this study, we aimed to find differences regarding physiological function between a healthy aging population and subjects with heart failure. We found that biomarkers specific to physical fitness were useful to determine the differences between the two groups. Therefore, the application of our results may be used in interventions to increase health even at an older age.

 

 


August 01, 2020

Novel CPET Reference Values in Healthy Adults: Associations with Physical Activity

 

The purpose of this study was to establish reference values for maximal and submaximal cardiopulmonary parameters in a healthy European population. The study team found that high levels of physical activity had a strong correlation with cardiorespiratory fitness. Therefore, we recommend implementing high-intensity exercise to promote health across all age groups.

 


March 01, 2020

New Data-based Cutoffs for Maximal Exercise Criteria Across the Lifespan

Our team aimed at determining age-dependent cutoff values for secondary exhaustion criteria. Thanks to the data gathered in the COmPLETE study, new values were introduced for more precise results. 

 



Wagner, J., Knaier, R., Infanger, D., Arbeev, K., Briel, M., Dieterle, T., ... & Schmidt-Trucksäss, A. (2019). Functional aging in health and heart failure: the COmPLETE Study. BMC cardiovascular disorders, 19(1), 1-17.

October 3, 2019

Study protocol published

The COmPLETE team has recently published the protocol of the COmPLETE study in the Journal BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. The protocol describes in detail the study design and the various examination methods used in the COmPLETE-Health and COmPLETE-Heart Studies. The publication can be opened via the link below and is accessible free of charge:

 

https://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12872-019-1164-6