Mobile health and cardiac rehabilitation in older adults

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External Institution(s)

  • New York University


Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-126
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number2
StatusPublished - Feb 1 2020


With the ubiquity of mobile devices, the availability of mobile health (mHealth) applications for cardiovascular disease (CVD) has markedly increased in recent years. Older adults represent a population with a high CVD burden and therefore have the potential to benefit considerably from interventions that utilize mHealth. Traditional facility-based cardiac rehabilitation represents one intervention that is currently underutilized for CVD patients and, because of the unique barriers that older adults face, represents an attractive target for mHealth interventions. Despite potential barriers to mHealth adoption in older populations, there is also evidence that older patients may be willing to adopt these technologies. In this review, we highlight the potential for mHealth uptake for older adults with CVD, with a particular focus on mHealth cardiac rehabilitation (mHealth-CR) and evidence being generated in this field.

    Research areas

  • cardiac rehabilitation, home-based cardiac rehabilitation, mobile health, older adults

Citation formats


Bostrom, J., Sweeney, G., Whiteson, J., & Dodson, J. A. (2020). Mobile health and cardiac rehabilitation in older adults. Clinical Cardiology, 43(2), 118-126.


Bostrom, J, Sweeney, G, Whiteson, J & Dodson, JA 2020, 'Mobile health and cardiac rehabilitation in older adults', Clinical Cardiology, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 118-126.