‘Teleheart’: A telephone-delivered secondary prevention program for cardiac patients

We developed a the Teleheart program to assist patients in their behavioural and emotional recovery after a heart event. TheTeleheart  program is a companion to the group-based Beating Heart Problems program and the online Back on Track program. This 8-session modulated program addresses they key areas central for effective self-management, namely physical activity, dietary change, smoking cessation, and managing the cardiac blues.

The program is delivered by registered psychologists, who have been extensively trained to deliver the modulated program. The program was piloted tested with cardiac patients at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia.

Funding: Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network