SMARTphone-based, early cardiac REHABilitation in patients with acute coronary syndromes: a randomized controlled trial.
Matias B Yudi, David J Clark, David Tsang, Michael Jelinek, Katie Kalten, Subodh Joshi, Khoa Phan, Jay Ramchand, Arthur Nasis, John Amerena, Anoop N Koshy, Alexandra C Murphy, Sandeep Arunothayaraj, Si Si, Chris Reid, Omar Farouque
Coronary Artery Disease | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: There are well-documented treatment gaps in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease with a lack of clearly defined strategies to assist early physical activity after acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Smartphone technology may provide an innovative platform to close these gaps. OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of this study was to assess whether a smartphone-based, early cardiac rehabilitation program improved exercise capacity in patients with ACS. METHODS: A total of 206 patients with ACS across six tertiary Australian hospitals were included in this randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomized to usual care (UC; including referral to traditional cardiac rehabilita..View full abstract