A recent study sheds light on the efficacy of technology-enabled home-based cardiac rehabilitation (HBCR) for women with cardiovascular disease. The study, conducted among Kaiser Permanente members, spanned 753 diverse and medically complex female participants, including those with multiple comorbidities. The findings reveal that HBCR stands shoulder to shoulder with traditional center-based cardiac rehabilitation (CBCR) in terms of clinical outcomes for women.
Chileshe Nkonde Price, MD, MS, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson of Medicine (KPSOM) Assistant Professor of Clinical Science, and KPSOM student Michael Najem coauthored the study, “Technology enabled home-based cardiac rehabilitation among women with cardiovascular disease: A longitudinal cohort study,” published in International Journal of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk, and Prevention.
This research marks an important step not only in reshaping cardiac rehabilitation for women, but also for technology-enabled, home-centric cardiac rehabilitation delivery for all patients.