Smartphones help out in heart attack recovery

Smartphone-based cardiac rehabilitation programs can help patients avoid recurring heart attacks and could save millions in readmission spending, new research finds.

Eighty percent of participants completed the six-week Care Assessment Platform Cardiac Rehabilitation (CAP-CR) smartphone program as opposed to 47% of patients doing traditional, centre-based rehabilitation, according to the study headed by the CSIRO’s Marlien Varnfield published in Heart.

Those on the smartphone program also had better