International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Diogo Soares

Diogo Soares


  • Research Article
    Home-Based Programs and Application of New Technologies in Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Author(s): Diogo Soares, Sandra Magalhaes and Sofia ViamonteDiogo Soares, Sandra Magalhaes and Sofia Viamonte

    Introduction: Cardiac rehabilitation is a secondary prevention crucial component that has been developed and implemented in the past decades due to the scientific evidence of its multiple benefits. Despite the cost-effectiveness of the existing programs, the rates of participation and compliance are very low which demand the need of different types of interventions to overcome obstacles, such as distance or lack of time. The home-based programs and the integration of technologies of information and communication into models of telemedicine are potentially attractive solutions to increase the participation of eligible patients and the inclusion of groups of patients currently underrepresented. Objectives: To describe the current scientific evidence on home-based cardiac rehabilitation programs, anticipate future challenges and new technologie.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000158

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