Prof. Ewa Lewicka from the Division of Cardiology & Electrotherapy and Dr. Habil. Dominika Szalewska from the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Medical University of Gdańsk received the “2020 Publication Award” from the President of the Polish Cardiac Society (PCS; Polskie Towarzystwo Kardiologiczne) for the article Effects of a 9-Week Hybrid Comprehensive Telerehabilitation Program on Long-term Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure: The Telerehabilitation in Heart Failure Patients (TELEREH-HF) Randomized Clinical Trial.
From the left: Prof. Ewa Lewicka, Dr. Habil. Dominika Szalewska photo: Paweł Sudara/MUG; Sylwia Mierzewska/UCC
This publication presents the impact of a 9-week hybrid comprehensive telerehabilitation program on the long-term outcomes of patients with heart failure compared to usual care. There are large disparities in access to rehabilitation, and introducing hybrid comprehensive telerehabilitation (HCTR) consisting of remote monitoring of training at patients’ homes might be an appealing alternative. The HCTR intervention encompassed telecare, telerehabilitation, and remote monitoring of implantable devices.The clinical trial included 850 patients with heart failure within 6 months after hospitalization for cardiovascular causes.
The paper was published in JAMA Cardiology (IF 14.676). Co-authors are scientists from the Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Rochester Medical Center (USA), the Institute of Cardiology in Warsaw, the Medical University of Lodz, the Medical University of Warsaw, and the Medical University of Silesia.