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Feasibility, Safety, and Effectiveness of a Novel Mobile Application in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Irene Nabutovsky PhD Candidate, Saar Ashri, Amira Nschshon, Riki Tesler PhD, Yair Shapira, Evan Wright MD Candidate, BSc Brain Vadasz MD Candidate, Amir Offer MD FACC, Liza Grosman-Rimon PhD and Robert Klempfner MD*

In a pilot study, we assessed the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of a cardiac rehabilitation program, using a combination of mobile application and multidisciplinary caregiver control center. We also evaluated clinical and physiological outcomes as well as adherence to the exercise program in patients with low cardiovascular risk. Methods: A total of 22 patients with established coronary artery disease participated in a 6-month tele-cardiac rehabilitation (tele-CR) program. Datos Health, a novel digital health application and care-team dashboard, was used for remote monitoring, communication and management of the patient. Conclusion: Patients who participated in tele-CR adhere well to the exercise program and attained good functional improvement. Tele-CR program is a viable option for populations that cannot, or elect not to participate in center based tele-CR programs.

Biography: Irene is a research leader at the Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Institute in middle east’s biggest medical center, TelHaShomer, Israel. She is leading remote cardio rehabilitation study which heavily uses wearable devices, web and mobile applications. Irene works closely and advising various HealthTech startups. She is in the middle of her Ph.D. study at Ariel University. Irene published several papers and presented her research in conferences.