Study strengthens support for home-based cardiac rehabilitation
In a demographically diverse population, home-based cardiac rehabilitation was associated with fewer hospitalizations at 12 months compared to patients who had center-based cardiac rehabilitation (CBCR), according to a study.
In this retrospective cohort study, 2556 patients who participated in CR were included, of which 1241 participants (48.5%) received HBCR and 1315 participants (51.5%) received CBCR. Overall, 11.3% were Asian or Pacific Islander, 7.6% were Black, 23.9% were Hispanic, and 55.5% were White.
Patients who had HBCR had lower odds of hospitalization at 12 months compared with patients who had CBCR. Odds of adherence to β-blockers and statins and of control of blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and hemoglobin A1c were similar at 12 months between the groups.
Nkonde-Price C, Reynolds K, Najem M, et al. Comparison of Home-Based vs Center-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation in Hospitalization, Medication Adherence, and Risk Factor Control Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2228720. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.28720. PMID: 36006642.