Our approach to CVD prevention must change or we will keep getting the same results.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is currently the most prevalent and costly burden to the healthcare system in Australia. Data demonstrates that participation in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation programs significantly improves patient outcomes in second stage CVD and reduces the risk of readmission or mortality. We now have access to sophisticated, quality, Digital Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (DCR) and support technology that would undoubtedly streamline traditional, labour-intensive processes and significantly improve outcomes, but uptake remains slow. Why?