Novel Virtual World-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to Broaden Access to Underserved Populations: A Patient Perspective

JACC Case Rep. 2022 Jul 20;4(14):911-914. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2022.05.027.


This report describes Destination Rehab, a novel virtual world-based cardiac rehabilitation program, which aims to increase cardiac rehabilitation access to underserved populations. We highlight the experience of a cardiac patient whose successful participation in the program allowed her to overcome significant psychosocial and access barriers to cardiac rehabilitation.

Keywords: CBCR, center-based cardiac rehabilitation; CR, cardiac rehabilitation; CV, cardiovascular; VW, virtual world; VWCR, virtual world-based cardiac rehabilitation; cardiac rehabilitation; cardiovascular disease; health disparities; secondary prevention; social determinants of health.

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  • Case Reports