Virtual rehab program brings heart disease care to rural communities (Dr. Scott Lear)

Living in a small town in this province and trying to manage certain health problems can be difficult for a lot of people.

A new study led by led by Simon Fraser University and St. Paul’s Hospital researcher Dr. Scott Lear about a web-based cardiac rehabilitation can make care more accessible.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are effective options for patients with heart disease, a leading cause of death and disability, but thanks to Lear and other researchers, a new virtual program can help.

Kristin Woodhouse and Joanne Abshire report

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