Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program that is clinically proven to strengthen your heart, reduce your chances of ending up back in the hospital, and can increase your life expectancy by as much as 5 years. It is the standard of care recommended by the American Heart Association for those with a recent heart procedure or cardiac condition.
Recora’s program spans 12-18 weeks and consists of clinician-supervised individual and/or group sessions twice to three times a week. Sessions are personalized based on your health history and physical strength. As you build strength over time through exercise, your care team will coach you to achieve your goals. In addition to physical activities to strengthen your heart, we provide personalized education as well as diet and medication management.
What is Recora’s Program?
Recora offers virtual cardiac rehabilitation you can do from the comfort of your home. The program is very similar to a facility-based program, except it is done through the internet with live clinicians monitoring your progress. No special equipment is necessary, as we have developed home-based exercises that optimize your recovery.
What should I expect from my initial appointment?
The 90-minute initial session covers many aspects of your health, with the goal of designing a tailored plan for your cardiac recovery. We discuss what the 12-18 week program looks like and answer any questions you might have.
We will review your current health conditions, nutrition goals, medications, functional status, and mood levels. The information from this session is extremely important for your recovery program (12-18 weeks). We even work in a little exercise in the first session to see what your baseline exercise tolerance is.
Is virtual cardiac rehabilitation as good as facility-based cardiac rehabilitation?
Studies have shown that virtual cardiac rehabilitation (like Recora) is safe and just as effective as facility-based programs. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have deemed virtual cardiac rehabilitation a great alternative to facility-based programs. In some instances, a facility program may be better, especially if you have a concerning arrhythmia that needs monitoring.
Am I clinically eligible for Recora?
There are clinical criteria for cardiac rehabilitation in order to be covered by insurance. Recora checks your clinical history and makes sure you have a eligible condition for cardiac rehabilitation. Typical covered diagnoses include heart attack, stent, bypass surgery, valvular surgery, angina, and heart failure (with reduced EF%). We will let you know once the eligibility checks are complete.
Log into Recora and tap on the Chat feature. You can always find your Chat on the Home Screen of the app.
You can message back and forth with your care team about your schedule, your health, or your experience using Recora.
You can join your session within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. Once it is time for your appointment, login to Recora and click the Join Appointment button. Your camera and microphone will connect to Recora, and you will enter a waiting room until a member of your care team joins on video.
If you leave the session by accident, you can rejoin by clicking the Join Appointment button again.
Note: Recora requires access to your device's camera and microphone. If you need help granting Recora access to your device, click here to troubleshoot.
After your initial session, you will work with your care team to choose appointments and create a schedule that meets your needs.
Our care team is available for appointments 8 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Friday and 9 AM - 3 PM, Saturday.
If you expect an upcoming Appointment but do not see it in your Schedule, call your care team at 1-888-RECORA-1 for support.
You may also be eligible to book Group Classes directly within the app. Open the app and tap Schedule a Group Class.