No transport? No worries! Cardiac telerehabilitation is a feasible and effective alternative to centre-based programs

Heart Fail Rev. 2023 Feb 18;1-8. doi: 10.1007/s10741-023-10301-w. Online ahead of print.


Given the under-utilisation of cardiac rehabilitation despite its benefits, there has been a shift towards alternative delivery models. The recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has accelerated this shift, leading to a growing interest in home-based cardiac rehabilitation including telerehabilitation. There is increasing evidence to support cardiac telerehabilitation, with studies generally demonstrating comparable outcomes and potential cost-benefits. This review aims to provide a synopsis of the current evidence on home-based cardiac rehabilitation with a focus on telerehabilitation and practical considerations.

Keywords: Cardiac rehabilitation; Exercise; Heart failure; Home-based; Telemedicine.

Publication types

  • Review