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World J Clin Cases. Apr 26, 2024; 12(12): 2009-2015
Published online Apr 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i12.2009
Comprehensive and personalized approach is a critical area for developing remote cardiac rehabilitation programs
Garyfallia Pepera, Varsamo Antoniou, Jing Jing Su, Rose Lin, Ladislav Batalik
Garyfallia Pepera, Varsamo Antoniou, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Lamia GR35100, Greece
Jing Jing Su, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong 999077, China
Rose Lin, University of Rochester School of Nursing, New York, NY 14602, United States
Ladislav Batalik, Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Brno, Brno 62500, Czech Republic
Ladislav Batalik, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno 62500, Czech Republic
Author contributions: Batalik L conceptualized the topic; Pepera G, Antoniou V, Su JJ, Lin R and Batalik L wrote the manuscript; Batalik L and Lin R contributed to the figures and tables; and all authors reviewed and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by The Ministry of Health, Czech Republic; Conceptual Development of Research Organization, FNBr, No. 65269705.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Authors declare no potential conflict of interests for this article.
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Corresponding author: Ladislav Batalik, PhD, Physiotherapist, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Brno, Jihlavska 20, Brno 62500, Czech Republic. batalik.ladislav@fnbrno.cz
Received: November 30, 2023
Peer-review started: November 30, 2023
First decision: February 2, 2024
Revised: February 9, 2024
Accepted: March 26, 2024
Article in press: March 26, 2024
Published online: April 26, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Digital technologies have revolutionized cardiac rehabilitation (CR), offering flexible and novel approaches to care. The integration of digital health technologies and artificial intelligence in remote CR is transforming traditional paradigms, providing real-time access to health data, and enhancing patient self-management. Mobile and digital CR models, including synchronous/real-time digital interventions, are addressing accessibility barriers, and promoting equity in healthcare delivery. Despite the potential benefits, challenges such as the digital divide, cost, safety, and data security must be addressed. Future research should prioritize accessibility, equity, and the seamless integration of digital CR into routine cardiac care.