Cardiac Rehabilitation App The AHA provides a Class I recommendation for patients with recent myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome, chronic stable angina, or heart failure, or for those patients following coronary artery bypass surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention to follow a Cardiac Rehabilitation or Secondary Prevention Program.
In addition, the Mayo Clinic found in 2014 that patients that used a mobile app to follow a cardiac rehabilitation program were 3 times less likely to be readmitted within 90 days post discharge.
This app allows patients to follow an AHA guideline based program through their mobile phone, which has been proven to reduce mortality, morbidity, and costs.
Patients Use iPhone to Track Symptoms
How this App can Help With improved care, total cost of treatment can also be reduced as 60% of costs related to ACS result from re-hospitalization.
Acute coronary syndromes: morbidity, mortality, and pharmacoeconomic burden.
Meta-analysis included 11 randomized trials of 2285 patients with coronary disease (most but not all post-MI) who were assigned to exercise rehabilitation or usual care. Exercise was associated with a significant 28 percent reduction in all-cause mortality. There was also a possible, but nonsignificant, 24 percent reduction in recurrent MI in the exercise rehabilitation group. Importance of exercise is reflected in this app.
Relationship between healthy diet and risk of cardiovascular disease among patients on drug therapies for secondary prevention: a prospective cohort study of 31 546 high-risk individuals from 40 countries.
Dehghan M, Mente A, Teo KK, Gao P, Sleight P, Dagenais G, Avezum A, Probstfield JL, Dans T, Yusuf S, Ongoing Telmisartan Alone and in Combination With Ramipril Global End Point Trial (ONTARGET)/Telmisartan Randomized Assessment Study in ACEI Intolerant Subjects With Cardiovascular Disease (TRANSCEND) Trial Investigators
A higher-quality diet was associated with a lower risk of recurrent CVD events among people≥55 years of age with CVD or diabetes mellitus. Highlighting the importance of healthy eating by health professionals would substantially reduce CVD recurrence and save lives globally.
This finding is reflected in this app.
Core Components of Cardiac Rehabilitation/Secondary Prevention Programs
Gary J. Balady, Philip A. Ades, Patricia Comoss, Marian Limacher, Ileana L. Pina, Douglas Southard, Mark A. Williams, Terry Bazzarre
A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Writing Group on the core components of a cardiac rehabilitation program. The components are reflected in this App.
Mayo Research Shows Cardiac Rehab Patients Who Use Smartphone App Recover Better
Mayo Clinic Study found that patients who used a smartphone app to record daily measurements such as weight and blood pressure were less likely to be readmitted the hospital within 90 days of discharge. This App includes measurement of AHA guidelines, as well as educational materials.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation provides a class 1 level recommendation (ie, procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) for referral to a CR/SP program for those patients with recent myocardial infarction (MI) or acute coronary syndrome, chronic stable angina, or heart failure, or for those patients following coronary artery bypass surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention.
Mayo Clinic study finds app reduces cardiac readmissions by 40 percent
Home- and centre-based cardiac rehabilitation appear to be equally effective in improving the clinical and health-related quality of life outcomes in acute MI and revascularisation patients. This finding, together with an absence of evidence of difference in healthcare costs between the two approaches, would support the extension of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes which may have an impact on uptake of cardiac rehabilitation in the individual case.