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Home-based mobile guided cardiac rehab may be safe and beneficial


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JAMA Cardiology
Reuters Health - 29/10/2020 - A six-month home-based mobile guided cardiac rehab program may offer a safe and moderately effective alternative for elderly patients who do not wish to participate in a conventional program, a new study suggests. In an analysis of data from nearly 200 older patients who were randomly assigned to either a control group that received no cardiac rehab or one that received mobile guided cardiac rehab (MCR), researchers found improvements in peak oxygen uptake in those who received MCR, according to the report published in JAMA Cardiology. "In this RCT, a home-based MCR program of six months for elderly patients who decline participation in conventional cardiac rehabilitation was superior in changing physical fitness at 6- and 12-month follow-up when compared with usual care with no cardiac rehabilitation," the researchers, led by Dr. Johan Snoek of the Isala Heart Center in Zwolle, the Netherlands, write. "Furthermore, MCR could be a safe ...


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