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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

The Exercise Therapy for Advanced Lung Disease Trial: Response and Adaptation to Aerobic Exercise in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease


General Information

Age Group




Protocol Number


Offered At

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA  22042

Principal Investigator

Steven Nathan, MD

Eligibility Information

  • 21-80 years of age
  • Diagnosis of interstitial lung disease
  • World Health Organization (WHO) functional class II or III (class I or IV with certain exceptions)
  • Echocardiogram showing absence of pulmonary hypertension
  • No syncope or significant chest pain for at least one month
  • No pulmonary rehabilitation within the last 6 months and is not currently in a maintenance program
  • Physically inactive (<30 minutes of exercise on 3 or more days a week within the last 6 months)

Ineligibility Information

  • Recent syncope or chest pain
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation within the last 6 months