Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/9331
Title: Telerehabilitation in heart failure patients: The evidence and the pitfalls
Authors: Piotrowicz, Ewa 
Piepoli, Massimo F. 
Jaarsma, Tiny 
Lambrinou, Ekaterini 
Coats, Andrew J.S. 
Schmid, Jean-Paul 
Corrà, Ugo 
Agostoni, Piergiuseppe 
Dickstein, Kenneth 
Seferović, Petar M. 
Adamopoulos, Stamatis 
Ponikowski, Piotr P. 
metadata.dc.contributor.other: Λαμπρινού, Αικατερίνη
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Exercise training;Heart failure;Telerehabilitation
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2016
Source: International Journal of Cardiology, 2016, vol. 220, pp. 408–413
Volume: 220
Start page: 408
End page: 413
Journal: International Journal of Cardiology 
Abstract: Accessibility to the available traditional forms of cardiac rehabilitation programs in heart failure patients is not adequate and adherence to the programs remains unsatisfactory. The home-based telerehabilitation model has been proposed as a promising new option to improve this situation. This paper's aims are to discuss the tools available for telemonitoring, and describing their characteristics, applicability, and effectiveness in providing optimal long term management for heart failure patients who are unable to attend traditional cardiac rehabilitation programs. The critical issues of psychological support and adherence to the telerehabilitation programs are outlined. The advantages and limitations of this long term management modality are presented and compared with alternatives. Finally, the importance of further research, multicenter studies of telerehabilitation for heart failure patients and the technological development needs are outlined, in particular interactive remotely controlled intelligent telemedicine systems with increased inter-device compatibility.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14279/9331
ISSN: 0167-5273
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.06.277
Rights: © Elsevier
Type: Article
Affiliation : Institute of Cardiology 
G da Saliceto Hospital 
University of Linköping 
Cyprus University of Technology 
Monash University 
Bern University Hospital 
IRCCS Fondazione ‘S. Maugeri’ 
University of Bergen 
Belgrade University School of Medicine 
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 
Wroclaw Medical University 
University of Warwick 
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