Document Type : Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Health Science/ Exercise physiology, Clinical Research Development Unit, Hajar Hospital, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

2 Cardiovascular Surgery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

Abstract

Covid 19 infection has a profound effect on cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program. With public quarantine policies, hospital based cardiac rehabilitation services were impossible in most countries, including Iran. that the consequences of reduced access and long term closure of CR centers may lead to long term complications include increased hospital admission and re-exposure of this vulnerable population to. These challenges have led many countries' rehabilitation centers and health care systems to develop and replace cardiac rehabilitation models such as E - health interventions and the use of mobile technology to provide these services with remote patient monitoring in order to reduce the effects of the spread of the epidemic, and to remove the barriers between physician – patient communication and in order to continue care and secondary prevention measures for cardiovascular patients. Therefore, due to the prolongation of the COVID-19 pandemic period and the identification of various types of coronavirus mutations, it is suggested that health - care services and cardiac rehabilitation associations in Iran create the necessary infrastructure to support and use digital methods and smartphone application

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