Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. The program is designed to help you improve your health and recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease.
Many patients do not complete their cardiac rehabilitation. “Solutions such as eHealth and home-based programs might be an alternative for traditional center-based CR, especially since there is a growing amount of evidence showing that home-based programs can be as effective as traditional CR.“
“Converting in-person cardiac rehabilitation treatments to automated remote programs enables patients to carry out their rehabilitation on their own time and from the comfort and safety of their own homes, where recovery is generally quicker and more effective. Studies have shown that participation in and adherence a remote cardiac rehabilitation programs is significantly higher than in center-based programs.“
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.*
One person dies every 34 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.*
About 697,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2020—that’s 1 in every 5 deaths.*
Heart disease cost the United States about $229 billion each year from 2017 to 2018. This includes the cost of health care services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death.*
* Source CDC
Caretell integrates wearable technology to remotely monitor patients engaging in cardiac rehabilitation. The events are overseen by clinicians in a platform allowing for quality remote care. The goal is to improve participation of those needing Cardiac Rehabilitation and improving attendance and completion of a program that will improve the odds for full recovery.
What exercises are done in cardiac rehab?
Generally, cardiac rehabilitation sessions involve a brief warm-up and stretching period, followed by 30-40 minutes of aerobic exercise. This can involve treadmill, stationary bicycle, elliptical or rowing machines. Sometimes, resistance training is incorporated. Finally, the session ends with a cool-down period.
Improves participation of those needing Cardiac Rehabilitation – improving the odds for a full recovery
Exercise is overseen by clinicians in a platform allowing for quality remote care so patients can recover in their own homes
Recoverey is generally quicker and more effective when rehabilitation is done in the patients' home environment