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Virtual Reality Experience for Stress Reduction in Cardiology Patients

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Brief Summary

The purpose of the research is to evaluate the feasibility and scalability of delivering a 30-minute novel virtual reality (VR) experience through the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality headset with the aim of measuring changes in: 1) patient-reported stress levels on a survey, 2) blood pressure, 3)heart rate, 4) respiration rate 5) heart rate variability 6) and galvanic skin response in cardiology clinic and cardiac rehabilitation patients.

Primary Purpose
Other
Study Type
Interventional
Phase
N/A

Eligibility

Gender
All
Healthy Volunteers
Yes
Minimum Age
18 Years
Maximum Age
N/A

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Current patient in UCLA Cardiology clinics and/or cardiac rehab
  • English speaking
  • Able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of seizure
  • facial injury preventing safe placement of headset, significant visual or hearing impairment (as defined as not able to see/hear clearly even with corrective lenses/aids).
  • Individuals with dangerous, unstable arrhythmias (VTACH/VFIB) and/or MI in past 4 week, or individuals in acute decompensated heart failure
  • respiratory issues, postural instability, and motion sickness

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Study Stats
Protocol No.
21-000705
Category
Cardiology
Contact
Lynae Edmunds
Location
  • UCLA Westwood
For Providers
NCT No.
NCT04984655
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