Self-management: cardiac rehab

If your patient is undergoing cardiac rehab then have a look at these resources


Activate your Heart

This is an alternative to conventional centre-based programmes. It allows patients to remotely self-manage their rehabilitation. It includes:

  • A comprehensive range of educational resources
  • Advice and support to make lifestyle changes and decrease risk factors
  • Interactive – you monitor your patient's progress and outcomes

It allows users to:

  • Keep an exercise diary
  • Monitor their weight and stress  levels
  • Create personal goals
  • Test their knowledge
  •  “Ask the Expert”

You can access the programmes from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

A free 3-month trial is available to all cardiac rehabilitation teams. This includes access to the programme and also support and training to get you started.

Please contact Amye Watt or Nikki Gardiner for further details

The Heart Manual

NHS Lothian's individualised home-based, supported self-management programme is for patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction to revascularisation.

They're offering free remote training and digital versions for cardiac rehab teams until 30June 2020. Contact for more information.

British Heart Foundation

The BHF offers a range of videos and PDFs on their pages - Cardiac rehabilitation at home.

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

The BACPR have collated resources to support cardiac rehabilitation programmes during the COVID-19 outbreak which is updated on a regular basis.

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