Cardiac rehabilitation is indicated following a heart attack, heart surgery (stent placement, coronary artery bypass surgery, or valvular surgery) as well as for patients who chronically manage congestive heart failure or stable angina. Typical cardiac rehabilitation programs include a few components: aerobic exercise training, nutritional counseling, disease education, psychosocial support, and (if applicable) tobacco cessation. A full course includes 36 supervised aerobic exercise sessions, but cost, transportation, and wait times are often challenges to completing this course. Cardiac benefits and reduced rehospitalizations can be observed after as few as 12 sessions.
What is cardiac recovery and who is it for?
Studies show the majority of US patients do not participate in even a single session.
The Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes
Cardiac Rehab Summary - hhs.gov
JAMA: Although Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives, Few Eligible Patients Take Part
What’s the impact?
Engaging with cardiac rehabilitation can result in myriad benefits.
These programs have been demonstrated to reduce mortality, reduce all-cause hospitalizations, improve health-related quality of life, reduce cardiovascular risk factors (blood pressure, high cholesterol), and improve perceived social support.
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation is continuous, comprehensive, and can yield significant outcomes
Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Readmissions and Death After Acute Myocardial Infarction
Use of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Heart Attack Survivors
Cardiac Rehabilitation: Putting More Patients on the Road to Recovery. American Heart Association
Cardiac Rehabilitation for Patients with Heart Failure: JACC Expert Panel
Can people really do this at home?
Home-based cardiac rehab has been both demonstrated as comparably effective and endorsed by professional societies as a comparable alternative to facility-based programs. A home-based program is both easier and safer to attend during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Scientific Statement From the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology
Saving Lives with Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation
Effectiveness of Home-Based Mobile Guided Cardiac Rehabilitation as Alternative Strategy for Nonparticipation in Clinic-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Elderly Patients in Europe
How is Recora effective?
Unlike most cardiac rehabilitation programs, we meet members where they are.
Our team is growing a novel value-based model to expand home-based cardiac rehabilitation and surpass payer- and patient-facing barriers to making exercise care (and even more specifically, cardiac rehabilitation programs) available to all eligible adults.
Reimagining Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Evidence-Based Community Health Worker Program Addresses Unmet Social Needs And Generates Positive Return On Investment
Multiple Levels of Influence on Older Adults’ Attendance and Adherence to Community Exercise Classes
Exercise therapy benefits everyone
Exercise therapy, the modality at the center of cardiac rehabilitation, has immense value to all adults.
Recora is committed to helping our members get moving and stay moving, even after they have completed a course of cardiac rehabilitation.