Recommendations on how to provide cardiac rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Committee for Cardiovascular Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology, H M C Kemps (Corresponding author), R.W.M. Brouwers

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The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis is having a large impact on acute and chronic cardiac care. Due to public health measures and the reorganisation of outpatient cardiac care, traditional centre-based cardiac rehabilitation is currently almost impossible. In addition, public health measures are having a potentially negative impact on lifestyle behaviour and general well-being. Therefore, the Working Group of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Dutch Society of Cardiology has formulated practical recommendations for the provision of cardiac rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, by using telerehabilitation programmes without face-to-face contact based on current guidelines supplemented with new insights and experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalNetherlands Heart Journal
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiac telerehabilitation
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Telemonitoring


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